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Pictured: Rochelle Therrien
TimeLine Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY by Sarah Ruhl.
Directed by TimeLine Company Member Mechelle Moe, the production features TimeLine Associate Artist Anish Jethmalani (Dr. Givings), Edgar Sanchez (Leo Irving), Dana Tretta (Annie), Melissa Canciller (Sabrina Daldry), Joel Ewing (Mr. Daldry), Krystel McNeil (Elizabeth) and Rochelle Therrien (Catherine Givings).
The production team includes Sarah JHP Watkins (Scenic Designer), Alison Siple (Costume Designer), Brandon Wardell (Lighting Designer), Andrew Hansen (Original Music / Sound Designer), Vivian Knouse (Properties Designer), Katie Cordts (Wig Designer), Eva Breneman (Dialect Designer), Maren Robinson (Dramaturg), Jared Bellot (Assistant Director), Daniel Parsons (Production Assistant), and Miranda Anderson (Stage Manager).
It is the 1880s and Thomas Edison’s invention of the electric light has begun to change the fabric of daily life. Inspired by Edison’s discovery, scientist, and inventor Dr. Givings experiments with a piece of machinery to treat the increasingly common affliction of female hysteria. When he starts to see a new patient regularly, his wife’s curiosity with the invention and what occurs “in the next room” grows, leading to discoveries of her own.
IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY runs October 20 – December 16 at the company’s alternate location, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago. For tickets and information, visit timelinetheatre.com.