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2010
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
Live at Radio City Music Hall

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play — Nominee for Best Play

Laura Benanti & Michael Cerveris in 'In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play'

Opened:
November 19, 2009

Closed:
January 10, 2010

Author:
Sarah Ruhl

The Story:
Set in the 1880s, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play is a comedy about marriage, intimacy and electricity. It centers on a doctor and his wife whose household is upended by the doctor’s experimental therapy with a surprising new electronic device.

Based On:
Playwright Sarah Ruhl was inspired to write the play after reading The Technology of Orgasm by Rachel P. Maines, which the reveals real-life medical history of treating women diagnosed with “hysteria.”

Show History:
The play premiered at Berkeley Rep in January 2009 before its Broadway debut.

Producers:
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater, Andre Bishop, Bernard Gersten

Other Honors for this Production:
—Broadway.com Audience Award nomination for Favorite New Broadway Play
—Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Fun Fact:
Ruhl says the theme that runs through all of her plays is her “obsession with love and death.”

 

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