Please note: This show will be performed at
The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol
806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL 32159

$15 Preview Performances / $35 Performances

Cancelled: 9/27, 9/28, 9/29

Content Advisories: Language, Sexual Content Adult Content
Sign Language Interpretation: October 11, 7:00pm

In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
By Sarah Ruhl

September 26th - October 22nd, 2022

2:00pm & 7:00pm: Showtimes vary by day


Due to Hurricane Ian, preview performances of In the Next Room for 9/27, 9/28 & 9/29 are cancelled. Please check your inboxes for an email notification. Box Office representatives will reach out soon. 352-753-3229.

A hysterical comedy about marriage, intimacy, and medicine.

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is a hysterical comedy about marriage, intimacy, and medicine. In 1880 at the dawn of electricity, Dr. Givings has invented an extraordinary new device to treat "hysteria" in women (and some men): the vibrator. This treatment, administered in his private home office, involves draining "emotional excess" by inducing a paroxysm. In the next room, his young and energetic wife, Catherine, wonders how her husband helps his patients while she tries to tend to their newborn daughter. When a new "hysterical" patient and her husband bring their own complicated relationship and a wet nurse into the doctor's home, the Givings couple must confront the nature of their own marriage and what it truly means to love someone. With a revolving door of amusing characters, In the Next Room is never campy or lurid. This discreetly sensual comedy shares the heartbreak, humor, and humanity in our closest relationships.

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