NUTS Presents 'In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play', by Sarah Ruhl NUTS Presents 'In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play', by Sarah Ruhl
National University Theatre Society
The Courtyard Studio - The Canberra Theatre Centre
1 Oct 2014 to 4 Oct 2014
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Tickets - Adult: $25
Student: $20
NUTS VIP: $15

Duration - 135 minutes (incl. interval)
Restrictions/Warnings
Not suitable for children
Not suitable for children under fifteen,



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Synopsis
It is the late 19th Century in New York. Interest in the newly invented electric light bulb is growing amongst the educated upper-classes. Meanwhile, a pioneer in medical innovations, Dr Givings, has been working on his own electrical device. He aims to treat women suffering from hysteria, but when one of his patients emerges from an appointment glowing and eager to return, all involved stand to realize far more than the wonders of electricity.

In her exploration of female sexuality at the dawn of the electrical age, Sarah Ruhl has managed, with humour and finesse, to articulate what was until the late 19th century shrouded in mystery: the female orgasm. Nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play is Ruhl's most popular comedy to date.

Featuring CAT Award winner Oliver Baudert (Best Featured Actor in a Play – A Month of Sundays, 2013) and CAT Award Winner Molly Jones (Best Featured Actress in a Play – Fem ...more
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