October 20 – December 16, 2017

“Leave behind the stranglehold of convention and loosen your corset, you will breathe much better.”

A story of awakening, equality, and the need for connection that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 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 begins experimenting 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. This intimate and humorous story of self-discovery debunks the expectation of sexuality as a dirty word and shows that human connection is not simply a means to an end, but a vital part of life itself.

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* Member of Actors Equity Association

# Member of United Scenic Artists

~ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

+ TimeLine Company Member

^ TimeLine Associate Artist

§ TimeLine Playwrights Collective

Discussions & Events

  • IN THE NEXT ROOM: Post-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for informal post-show discussions with members of the production team and cast.

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  • IN THE NEXT ROOM: PRE-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for an informal sneak peek into IN THE NEXT ROOM with members of the production team.

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  • Open Captioned Performance of IN THE NEXT ROOM
    Saturday, November 18 at 4pm

    Featuring a text display of words and sounds heard during the performance.

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  • IN THE NEXT ROOM: Company Member Discussion
    Sunday, November 19

    Join us for an informal chat with TimeLine’s Company Members after today’s performance.

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  • IN THE NEXT ROOM: Sunday Scholars Series
    Sunday, December 10

    This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

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