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"In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)" with Reduxion Theatre

  • CitySpace Theatre in the Civic Center Music Center 201 North Walker Avenue Oklahoma City, OK, 73102 United States (map)

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony award for best play, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) is a comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity. Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.

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. A laugh-out-loud, provocative, and touching exploration of gender equality and the nature of marriage,  you do not want to miss the Oklahoma City premiere!

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