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The cast of 'In the Next Room' rehearses at the Cape Fear Playhouse. The cast of 'In the Next Room' rehearses at the Cape Fear Playhouse.
'In the Next Room' explores the early history of the vibrator. 'In the Next Room' explores the early history of the vibrator.
'In the Next Room' runs through November 17 at the Cape Fear Playhouse. 'In the Next Room' runs through November 17 at the Cape Fear Playhouse.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Big Dawg's newest production takes a candid look at what's happening in the next room.

Sarah Ruhl's play In the Next Room, also known as The Vibrator Play, is a Tony-nominated show based on real events surrounding the early history of the vibrator.

In the late 1800's it was used to treat women for hysteria.

This production centers around two women. One is undergoing treatments. The other is married to the doctor administering them.

"There is no nudity in the play, but it is sensitive material," said director Nicole Farmer. "This is about a sexual awakening for women and it's a very pivotal time."

Both women are trying to answers questions about their relationships and rekindle love.

"It [the play] asks the same thing that we all wish to know," said Farmer. "Why are we here? What is the meaning of life and what are we searching for, and ultimately we're looking for that human connection. It's a wonderfully written play because although it sounds as if it might be racy or somewhat scandalous, we have to understand that this was a period in time that people were very naive."

At the heart of the play is a lesson of love.

"There's something for everyone," said Farmer. "There are women falling in love with women, a man who falls in love with every woman he sees, a couple who has marital difficulties and they find love again. It's a wonderfully romantic play."

In the Next Room

  • Oct. 31, Nov. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 3, 10, 17
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Cape Fear Playhouse at 613 Castle St.

For tickets, call (910) 367-5237 or click here.

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