The Vortex Has Moved! New Location: 2900 Carlisle NE
In the Next Room (The Vibrator Play)
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Joe Alberti
In the Next Room (The Vibrator Play) is Sarah Ruhl's witty, provocative play set in the 1880s after the invention of electricity. The play is about both sexuality and intimacy in an era when women were raised to believe sex was something to be endured rather than enjoyed. Female "hysteria" was then a misdiagnosis by the Victorian medical community of symptoms brought on by sexual frustration. Doctors treated the condition with the electronic vibrator to bring women to orgasm, a treatment that was seen as therapeutic rather than erotic. The play focuses on the wife of one such doctor and her journey toward a loving, sexual relationship with her husband. The play was nominated for three Tony Awards in 2010, including best play.
April 17-May 10, 2015. Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets $22.
Preview: Apr 16, 2015 7:30 pm
All seats $12 Opening Weekend of Red Herring
Posted: April 22, 2015.
All seats are just $12 for opening weekend (May 22-24) of this "noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices." Sorry, other discounts cannot be combined with this already-reduced price.
Theatre Camp For Kids Starts July 20
Posted: April 14, 2015.
Two-week course for children ages 8 - 14 teaches improvisation, mime, speech, character development, and other skills for the stage, culminating in a presentation on Saturday, August 1.
Auditions for: The Real Thing
Posted: April 6, 2015.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 11am-2pm
Monday, April 27, 2015 7-9pm