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In the Next Room, or the vibrator play

Photo Credit: Laura Boutros
Friday, March 1, 2019 to Sunday, March 10, 2019

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play
by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Sequoia Schirmer
eXperimental Theater: March 1 - March 10

Set during the dawn of the electrical age when doctors used vibrators to treat female "hysteria".

A lively comedy set in the Victorian Era that explores how deeply human connections matter. Dr. Givings uses a new invention, the electric vibrator, to treat patients with "hysteria" by stimulating "paroxysms," or what we understand today are orgasms, but the characters in the show do not. Mrs. Givings starts to become suspicious of the sounds she hears when her husband is treating his patients. Her jealousy is the catalyst that sets in motion her need to become intimate with her husband in a way she never has before. Through the art of comedy, human intimacy and relationships of all kinds are explored and discovered.

“In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Performances:
Friday, March 1, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 2, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 3, 3:00pm
Thursday, March 7, 7:30pm Friday 
March 8, 7:30pm Saturday 
March 9, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10, 3:00pm

Tickets Available at ucsc.tickets

All UCSC undergraduate students may claim a free ticket to each Theater Arts Department production supported by Measure 11 funding by reserving online!

Parking is $5

Photo: Laura Boutros