Playwright(s): Sarah Ruhl
Allison Shea Reed
Set at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat 'hysterical' women (and some men), this play centers around a doctor, his wife, the patients, and their respective households through an exploration of this new invention that has the potential to change everything. (CONTENT WARNINGS: This show is not suitable for all audiences. Contains sexual content and partial nudity, recommended ages 15+.)
Insightful, fresh and funny, the play is as rich in thought as it is in feeling...one of the most gifted and adventurous playwrights to emerge in recent years.
- The New York Times
What really gives the work its distinction is its sensitive exploration of the physical and emotional repression suffered by the women of the era, which has yet to disappear entirely...The play beautifully balances its humor and pathos.
- Hollywood Reporter
No performances scheduled.