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In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play
by Sarah Ruhl
March 4 - 20, 2016

In a seemingly perfect, well-to-do Victorian home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating "hysteria" in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor's laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughter—and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new "hysterical" patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor's home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone.

Photography by Susannah Smitherman


Dr. Givings

Chris Hermening

Mrs. Givings

Abby Dandy

Mr. Daldry

Walter Niejadlik

Mrs. Daldry

Marni Montgomery-Blake


April Sauline

Leo Irving

Michael Blair


Shambrion Treadwell

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Production Staff


Gillen Brey

Stage Manager

Kai Zinsman

Deck Manager

Kendra Harris

Set Design

Ron Lindblom

Lighting Design

Ginny Adams

Costume Design

Shannon Nightingale

Property Mistress

Bette Kennedy

Sound Design

Sandy Stein

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