Beach Banquet


In the Next Room, or the vibrator play
by Sarah Ruhl
direction by tony sanders

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is a hysterical comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity. Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.

Shine! is now accepting video submissions for ITNR/tvp. All roles are open. Performs Feb. 11-19, 2022.

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DR. GIVINGS - a man in his forties, a specialist in gynecological and hysterical disorders.

CATHERINE GIVINGS - his wife, a woman in her late twenties.


SABRINA DALDRY - his patient, a woman in her early thirties.


ANNIE - a woman in her late thirties, Dr. Giving's midwife assistant.


LEO IRVING - Dr. Giving's other patient, an Englishman in his twenties or thirties.


ELIZABETH - an African-American woman in her early thirties. A wet-nurse by default.


MR. DALDRY - Sabrina Daldry's husband, a man in his forties or fifties.