In the Next Room play by Sarah Ruhl
Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity in a seemingly perfect, well-to-do Victorian home, 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.
Performances are August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20.
Showtimes are 8 PM on Fri/Sat, and there is a matinee on Saturday August 12th at 2 PM. Sunday shows are at 6 PM.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Location: Allstate Community Theater at 810 Caroline St., 4th Floor, Fredericksburg, VA.