Boston Featuring “The Vibrator Play”

I’ve now had two friends (okay, you caught me, one of them was my mom) give me a heads up about this production, so that means it must be MSP-worthy. In The Next Room, also known as the Vibrator Play, by Sarah Ruhl, will be showing at the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont Street in Boston until October 16th.

Image courtesy of Boston.com

The show, set in the early 1880s, focuses on a doctor who uses vibrators to treat female “hysteria” and the impact that it has on his wife and family. After just reading Havelock Ellis‘s studies on sexual inversion and perversion, the theme of this play comes at a perfect time for me. I may even need to make a trip to Boston with some friends to see it. If you’re interested in seeing the show, you can find tickets here.

And for those of you that can’t make it to Boston, here are some excerpts from the show!

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Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.