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By Sarah Ruhl
DATE: Fri 6/19/15 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 1515 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97205
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Directed by Adriana Baer
Enter the home of Dr. Givings: husband, doctor, inventor and healer of feminine hysteria. As this man of science pioneers new therapies for women in the dawning age of electricity, his young wife Catherine begins to wonder what exactly is going on behind the closed door of his operating theatre. In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is a wickedly humorous tale of sex, intimacy and the discovery of pleasure.
In the Next Room or the vibrator play contains adult themes and nudity.
Performances run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.
“But as Ruhl writes it, and Adriana Baer directs it for Profile, and her sparkling cast acts it, the joke’s a lead-in to some more probing explorations of gender, tenderness, emotional fulfillment, and the dawning of women’s rights…Profile’s In the Next Room is quite lovely to look at, with an ornate yet open set by Stephen Dobay and some ravishing period costumes by Sarah Gahagan.” – Bob Hicks, Oregon ArtsWatch