Venue Details

4838 Star Starred
The Lyceum Stage
Located at 79 Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plz San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-1000
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39 events
30 reviews
67 stars
PARKING: A $10 parking pass was available for Horton Plaza OR the NBC garage. As I was not certain I was going to make it on time, I chanced Horton Plaza and was delighted with the validation and pass.
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36 events
11 reviews
4 stars
Parking in the parking structure can be a bit confusing. Fortunately found a security guard. When I told him where I thought I had parked, he explained there was another area with similar markings and then directed me there. Also the parking structure has recently reduced hours of free validated parking from 3 or 4 hours to one. So the next time you drive to this venue and plan to park in the structure, verify if the performance provides parking validation for the entire duration of the show.
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Reviews & Ratings

"In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)"
44 ratings
4.1 average rating
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10 events
8 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 20 2011

The set was gorgeous. The costumes were vibrant and detailed. The acting was superb. If only the tepid plotline could make this a 5 star play... I was blown away by the acting and the visuals. I just think that the storyline was nothing to write...continued

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12 events
4 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 17 2011

Amazing, thought provoking and engaging. Well acted and worth seeing. The final act was risky and vulnerable - something I welcome more of in San Diego Theater.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

What a refreshing play! The topic alone--women's sexuality and the advent of the vibrator during Victorian era U.S. as a cure for hysteria--was historically fascinating. But the roles of the women characters in the play was extremely humanizing:...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“One of the most gifted and adventurous American playwrights of our time.” —_The New York Times _
“Inspired and brilliant.” —The New Yorker
“Shamelessly entertaining!” —New York Magazine
“Surprisingly romantic.” —Associated Press

Description

In an upstate New York spa town in 1885, a gynecologist treats “women’s problems” in his home office through the use of a newly designed (and effective) electric vibrator. His “successes and failures” launch seven curious men and women on a spirited quest for new adventures and happiness.

This very special new comedy is about the politics of desire and sexuality. It is a tender, funny and insightful exploration of the conundrums of love, equality, motherhood, sensory experience, fertility, intimacy and marriage.