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The countdown to the
2016 Season has begun!


Join us for the first show of our 2016 Season, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), starting July 1st! 

In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) by Sarah Ruhl is a provocative comedy that will kick off Chautauqua Theater Company’s 33rd season. Set in the twilight of the Victorian age, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) is a mischievous comedy that illuminates the lives of six lonely people. A local doctor finds himself obsessed with the marvels of new technology and while his patients find relief in his office through the use of a strange new device, his wife remains a mere bystander “in the next room.” Unexpected sparks from the emerging era of electricity, equality, science, and sexuality ignite this Tony nominated play.
This show includes mature content and brief nudity.


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