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Friday, October 9, 2015

URI Theatre Department presents ‘In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play’

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Randy Osga

The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department announces the opening of “In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” by Sarah Ruhl.

Presented as part of the URI Honors Colloquium, “The Power of Humor,” Sarah Ruhl’s comedy of manners set in the Victorian Era was nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play and selected as a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

Hovering at the dawn of electricity, Dr. Givings, a scientist, happily embraces his invention with which he can cure the “hysteria” of his patients, who are primarily female. His wife, Mrs. Givings, a new mother, is consistently pulled toward the sounds emanating from the next room. With the innocent aid given her...


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