In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl

  • Feb 9 - 27, 2022
  • Old City Performing Arts Center

    111 State Street
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Ticket Price $3.00-$40.00 This event is now over
Description

About the Show: Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity, 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 Catherine tries to tend to their newborn daughter-and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new "hysterical" patient, Sabrina, 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.

We love this play for its humor, honesty, and magical healing. It celebrates the kind of love that only happens when we allow ourselves to be seen.

Production contains sexual content and partial nudity.

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COVID Safety Protocols

River and Rail Theatre Company is fully committed to the health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff. R&R will request that all patrons, staff, guests, and visitors provide the following for entry:  Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card (printed or digital copy accepted) OR a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of entry. Masks will be required while in attendance.

We look forward to shows without COVID protocols, and we encourage those in our local community to get vaccinated.

Date & Time

Feb 9 - 27, 2022

Venue Details

Old City Performing Arts Center

111 State Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 Old City Performing Arts Center
River & Rail Theatre Company

A professional non-profit theatre bringing together diverse communities in Knoxville to experience, develop, and discuss world-class theatre arts. Through the power and beauty of theatre, we seek to unite people from all backgrounds to experience and participate in stories that embody our shared humanity.


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