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In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)

Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

19 ratings
4.1 average rating
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31 reviews
36 stars
attended Sep 16 2011

Despite many years of theater going, In the Next Room , I found to be shocking. I think the matter of men masturbating women on stage was perhaps more than I was ready for. However the subject was treated without any lewdness or nudity. In many...continued

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 18 2011

Unlike most other people reviewing this play, I really didn't enjoy it. The idea of what was happening in the next room in Victorian times is an interesting concept to explore in a theatrical setting, but something just didn't work for me. The...continued

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Ken
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10 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 16 2011

I know this play was nominated for some awards, but I'm sorry. The primary source of humor in the play is making fun of the lack of knowledge of the characters. This is, to me, a cheap shot, since it is easy to do, and people will be doing it...continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

The preview audience was laughing out loud throughout. Not for the easily embarrassed.

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 14 2011

It was quite entertaining and a unique history lesson. Set was beautiful and theater is cozy. Seats were comfortable and the staff accommodated my disability too. I saw this on my birthday and I really enjoyed the experience. Plus they let you...continued

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

The play was amusing and thought provoking. The actors were amazing.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 11 2011

Wow! Incredibly well done. Hilarious. Very well acted. Great costumes. Exactly what a theatre experience should be.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2011

An interestingly layered play. While the acting didn't exactly knock me out, I do find myself thinking about the substance of the play.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 15 2011

fun and interesting play about life and love in the 1880s - great production.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 16 2011

I thought this was a fantastic play. The writing is quite layered and poses a lot of provocaative questions about intimacy, marriage, gender roles, medicine, race, and privilege. Ruhl's playwriting is simply masterful. While the cast across the...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 14 2011

In the Next Room amuses and titillates without ever seeming cheap. It took me about a scene to get into the rhythm of the play, but from then on I was hooked into the funny and yet profound lives of these repressed Victorians.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 13 2011

This play was absolutely fabulous! It was chock full of hilarious double entendres. Do NOT attend if you are easily offended! The couple next to use looked angry and bitter over the blatant sexual nature of the play. I am not sure what they...continued

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