August 17-September 8, 2012 (previews August 16)
Directed by Rusty Wilson
With Andrew Boothby, Maura Burroughs, Larry Cook, Lauren Leinhaas-Cook, Stephanie Hill, Adrian Rieder and Laine Satterfield.
Presented by Cadence Theatre Company,
in partnership with
Barksdale’s Theatre Gym
Theatre Gym is located inside the Virginia Repertory Center at 114 W. Broad St.
“…I wanted to walk out of the theater and start telling strangers to buy a ticket.
Smart, funny, poignant, thought-provoking, intimate, why, every quality that describes a good woman could be applied to this play (and by default, Sarah Ruhl).” – icouldgoonandon.blogspot.com
“Put this one down in the Must See column.”
- John Porter, WCVE Public Radio
“Rusty Wilson directed what is an enchanting two-hour eclipse of the real world.”
-Richmond Arts Review
A 2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, this playful and entertaining story set at the dawn of the age of electricity examines the medical treatment of hysteria of Victorian-era women. In the Next Room or the vibrator play is a groundbreaking examination of marriage and love.
Ruhl’s play premiered at Berkeley Repertory Company and went on to be presented at Broadway’s Lincoln Center Theatre.
“In the Next Room brings scintillating news of the politics of desire, scientific history, and sexual behavior. Part of the comedy of Ruhl’s play—her most commercial and best to date—is her nonjudgmental attack on a sensational subject…Ruhl has extended the geography of the comedy of manners.”—The New Yorker