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Theatre: In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

26 March 2018

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20 October 20 – 4 November @ State Theatre Centre of Western Australia ·
Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company ·

IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR
THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by Sarah Ruhl
20 OCT to 04 NOV
HEATH LEDGER THEATRE

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is a sassy play about power and passion. Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the curious chapter in the early history of psychotherapy, when women were treated with a certain mechanical device. And thus began the peculiar history of the vibrator…

Set in the 1880s, just after the advent of electricity, In the Next Room takes place in the adjoining parlour and consulting room of Dr Givings, who specialises in treating “hysteria” in women. Brisk, clinical and efficient in manner, he obsesses on the marvels of technology and what it can do for his patients. Although highly observant, he fails to notice that his wife, Catherine, is feeling neglected. Seeking the companionship of her husband’s patients, she soon begins to discover the truth about what goes on ‘in the next room’.

A fantastically funny and marvellously entertaining bodice ripper about true love and orgasms. Nominated for three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, this is a play guaranteed to hit the spot!
“Insightful, fresh and funny, the play is as rich in thought as it is in feeling.” New York Times

DIRECTOR Jeffrey Jay Fowler
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Alicia Clements
LIGHTING DESIGNER Lucy Birkinshaw
COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER Ash Gibson Greig
CAST INCLUDES Rebecca Davis, Jo Morris, Tariro Mavondo
SUITABILITY 16+
WARNING Adult themes

Black Swan State Theatre Company presents
IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY by Sarah Ruhl
DATES: 20 OCT – 04 NOV 2018
VENUE: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
WARNING: Adult themes

Prices: $35.00 to $88.00

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