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THEATER DIVISION PRESENTS “In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play”

THEATER DIVISION PRESENTS “In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play”

By Sarah Ruhl, directed by Shelley Delaney
Sep 20, 2017

“In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play,” by Sarah Ruhl, and directed by Shelley Delaney, is presented in the Forum Theater, October 5–7 and 10–14.  Design by Ron Hetzler.

 

The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the first production of the 2017–2018 season, “In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Shelley Delaney, is presented in the Forum Theater, October 5–7 and 10–14.

In a seemingly perfect Victorian home, Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating “hysteria:” the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor's laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughter and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new "hysterical" patient 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 in our season opener, Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play.”

Shelley Delaney, head of the professional acting program in the Theater Division, directs an all student cast including M.F.A. actors Timothy Ashby, Ellie Clark, Brian Epperson, Annie Ganousis and Bruce McGlumphy, and B.F.A. actors Simone Anderson and Haley Reese Calhoun.

Performances: October 5­–7 and 10–14, 8 p.m. in The Forum Theater in the RTV Building, with talkbacks following the performances on October 7 and 11.

See our full 2017–2018 season details online.

Through Arts for OHIO, tickets are free for OHIO students with a student ID. Regular tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for other students and seniors. For more information and reservations please call 740-593-1780, or stop by the Fine Arts Ticket Office on campus located at the East Union Street entrance of The Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Monday through Friday, 12-5 p.m.

 

 
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