In the Next Room or the vibrator play

By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray

Dr. Givings is obsessed with the marvels of medical technology. His wife, Catherine, is only a bystander in her husband's world, listening at the door as he treats his female patients with a strange new electric device. The doctor is not sure exactly how vibrators cure the women he treats, but they do keep coming back. The only woman not helped by the doctor is his own wife, who longs to connect with him without the aid of electricity. A tender tale that takes place in the twilight of the Victorian age, this elegant comedy is lit by unexpected sparks from the approaching era of electricity, equality, science, and sexuality.

Produced by Forward Theater Company at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: November 4-21, 2010

Performance Times: Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Ticket Prices: $35, student/seniors (62+) $25.

Single tickets will go on sale one month prior to the opening performance at the Overture Center Ticket Office, 608-258-4141 or

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