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Theatre Arts & Dance

2017-2018 Season


In the Next Room
or The Vibrator Play

Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Kate Powers

Stoll Thrust Theatre
Rarig Center, Minneapolis
November 2 - 12, 2017

Seating is general admission.  
Running time:  approx. 2 hours 30 minutes, including 1 intermission
ASL performance:  November 5 at 2 PM
Audio Described performance: November 4 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: (prices include all fees)
$17 General public
$12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees
$7 Students (any college or under 18)

Produced in special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., New York, N.Y.

In the Next Room

About the Performance


In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play , a comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity plays November 2-12, opening the 2017-‘18 season. Written by Sarah Ruhl, “one of the most gifted and adventurous American playwrights to emerge in recent years…”(NYTimes), and directed by Kate Powers will be performed in the Stoll Thrust. Set in the 1880s, Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary device for treating "hysteria" in women: the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor's laboratory, his young and energetic wife wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. Insightful, fresh and funny, its humor touches on race, gender, and power. Mature themes.

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