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

  • Feb 17 - 26, 2022
  • Eastern Standard Time

Ticket Price $10.00-$18.00 This event is now over

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.


STEP 1) Choose which date you'd like to watch the show.

STEP 2) Purchase your tickets. You will receive a confirmation email with the following instructions:

You will have a 6-hour window to watch the show. At 4pm on the day for which you've purchased tickets, you will receive (by email) a password-protected link which will be active from 6pm until midnight. You will be able to stream the show from that link at any time between 6pm and midnight on the day you've selected for your tickets. Recording of any kind will be strictly prohibited for the protection of the playwright, our company, and our artists. 

Date & Time

Feb 17 - 26, 2022

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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