Join the Chicago Signature Honors Program (CSHP) in our second outing of the semester to support our peers in the UIC School of Theatre!
In the Next Room or the vibrator play
November 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: UIC Theatre Mainstage (1044 W Harrison St)
A distinct departure from The Luck of the Irish earlier this term, In the Next Room or the vibrator play is not for the faint of heart. Written by acclaimed playwright Sara Ruhl, in a seemingly perfect 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 tries to tend to their newborn daughter – and wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. Through a series of events and encounters with the patients, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage and what it truly means to love someone. This laugh out loud, provocative and touching play premiered at Berkely Rep and subsequently marked Sara Ruhl’s Broadway debut in 2009. Faculty member and Jeff Award-winning playwright Lydia Diamond directs. Come out and support your UIC peers as they bring Ms. Ruhl's work to life.
For additional information about the UIC Theatre, and this production in particular, please visit the UIC School of Theatre's event page.
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 2019 @ 12:00pm
Prior to submitting your RSVP, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the CSHP Policy & Rules.