Victorian civilization is rocked to its tightly-corseted core when a new treatment is invented for hysteria in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. As electricity begins to invade private homes, it shines a light on a society that believes a woman doesn't have a sex drive and that she is defined by her ability to be a mother. But a doctor obsessed with his new invention and his curious wife struggling to care for their newborn are about to discover the modern age. Based on historical fact, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, this comedy brilliantly weaves issues of sexuality, gender, class, race, marriage, and motherhood in one surprisingly poetic and poignant play.
Warning: This play contains strong sexual content.
About the Company: Wombat Theatre Company
The mission of the artists and educators of Wombat Theatre Company is to create and produce high quality theatre that explores all styles, periods and forms of artistic expression. We are a teaching theatre, committed to sharing with our community the far-reaching and diverse benefits of participation in theatre, which we accomplish through productions and educational programming. We are devoted to our ensemble and to providing opportunities for them to grow and hone their skills in all aspects of theatrical production.