Dec 10: In the Next Room: Sunday Scholars Series

12.03.2017 12:00:00
TimeLine Theatre presents their next Sunday Scholars Series: Dr Lauren Streicher and Terri Kapsalis to tackle female "hysteria" then and now. 
Join TimeLine for this special hour-long panel discussion, moderated by In the Next Room or the vibrator play dramaturg Maren Robinson and featuring expert guest panelists Terri Kapsalis and Lauren Streicher, MD.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:30pm
at Stage 773 | 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657

Catch the buzz at TimeLine’s free Sunday Scholars event, which follows immediately after the 2 pm matinee of its current hit production of Sarah Ruhl’s intimate and humorous play about a Victorian era doctor, his sexually repressed wife, and the invention of a new piece of electrical machinery meant to treat the common affliction of female “hysteria.”

Streicher is an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school, The Feinberg School of Medicine; the medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause; and a noted TV personality.

Kapsalis is the author of Jane Addams’ Travel Medicine Kit, The Hysterical Alphabet, and Public Privates: Performing Gynecology from Both Ends of the Speculum; a co-founder of Theater Oobleck; and a collective member at Chicago Women’s Health Center.

Both will bring their deep expertise to TimeLine’s “Sunday Scholars,” and delve into the story and themes of sexual awakening and female equality found in Ruhl’s In the Next Room, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award nominee for Best Play. TimeLine Company Member Maren Robinson, who served as dramaturg on the production, will moderate the panel, followed by audience Q&A.

This event is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to attend, but are not attending the show that day, please arrive by 4:30pm and you can enter the theatre once the performance concludes. Questions? Call the TimeLine Theatre Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6.

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