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19/11/2009 "In the Next Room" opens at Lyceum Theatre

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In the Next Room is a play by Sarah Ruhl. It concerns the early history of the vibrator when doctors allegedly used it as a clinical device to bring women to orgasm as a treatment for "hysteria." Other themes include Victorian ignorance of female sexual desire, motherhood, breastfeeding, and jealousy. The play was nominated for 3 Tony Awards.
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