In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

Cast: 4f 3m

Staging: Single built set (including living room, operating theatre and private study)

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781559363600Publication Date:
26 Apr 2012
£14.99
First Staged:
Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California, 2009; Theatre Royal, Bath, 2012

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

By Sarah Ruhl

Paperback £14.99

  • Best New Play, Theatre Awards UK - 2012

Magnetic, nostalgic and gloriously imaginative, a comedy drama from award-winning New York playwright Sarah Ruhl.

In an 1800s New York spa town, the birth of electricity has struck a chord with the affluent locals. The young entrepreneurial Dr Givings has installed a new operating theatre for the practice of gynaecology and the treatment of his ‘hysteria’ patients. A provocative, funny, touching and marvelously entertaining story about a doctor and his wild obsessions with the marvels of vibrator technology.

Press Quotes

'Ruhl displays an exquisite lightness of touch as she explores deep issues with great humour and some rapier sharp lines... It's an evening of laugh-out-loud joyous fun.'

This Is Bath

'Ruhl's writing confronts real misery and heartbreak, but with a balancing glee at the ludicrousness of these "medical" treatments – and the silences surrounding them'

Guardian

'poignant and very funny... delightfully balanced between fun-poking and perceptive social commentary'

The Stage

Cast: 4f 3m

Staging:Single built set (including living room, operating theatre and private study)

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781559363600Publication Date:
26 Apr 2012
£14.99

Also by Sarah Ruhl:

The Clean House and other plays
Eurydice
Dead Man's Cell Phone
Stage Kiss
For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday
Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando

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