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
Cast Dr. Givings Chris Hermening Mrs. Givings Abby Dandy Mr. Daldry Walter Niejadlik Mrs. Daldry Marni Montgomery-Blake Annie April Sauline Leo Irving Michael Blair Elizabeth Shambrion Treadwell Production Staff Director 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