“In the Next Room” will be shown at The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol from Sept. 27 to Oct. 22. Some content in the show may not be suitable for certain audiences. This content includes adult content, sexual content, language and trigger warnings. To view the trigger warnings, visit thevillagesentertainment.com.
“In the Next Room” is a hysterical comedy about marriage, intimacy and medicine. In 1880, at the dawn of electricity, Dr. Givings has invented an extraordinary new device to treat “hysteria” in women (and some men): the vibrator. This treatment, administered in his private home office, involves draining “emotional excess” by inducing a paroxysm. In the next room, his young and energetic wife, Catherine, wonders how her husband helps his patients while she tries to tend to their newborn daughter. When a new “hysterical” patient and her husband bring their own complicated relationship and a wet nurse into the doctor’s home, the Givings couple must confront the nature of their own marriage and what it truly means to love someone. With a revolving door of amusing characters,” In the Next Room” is never campy or lurid. This discreetly sensual comedy shares the heartbreak, humor and humanity in our closest relationships.
Tickets start at $35 per person and can be purchased at thevillagesentertainment.com.