In the Next Room – press release

Ignite your bustle with comedic Victorian love story

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play

(Jan. 27, 2016 – Burien, WA) – A finalist for the Pulitzer Prizc, In the Next Room or next-room-web-imagethe vibrator play is a touching and comical love story about a young doctor and his wife in the Victorian age.

The show will be performed at Burien Actors Theatre Feb. 12 through March 6, and features specialty drinks themed to the show and free on-site parking, plus an opening night party.

“IN THE NEXT ROOM, or the vibrator play”

Dr. Givings is obsessed with the marvels of technology and what they can do for his patients. He isn’t sure exactly how the vibrators help the women he treats–but they keep coming back. The only woman who isn’t helped is his own wife, who longs to connect with him – but not electrically. Written by Sarah Ruhl, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play explores the Victorian era repression—and what happens when the rules are broken.

This show is suitable for ages 16 and older due to adult content and brief nudity.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10. For tickets, special deals or other information, go online to or call 206-242-5180.


Rochelle Flynn and Maggie Larrick are co-directing a talented cast: Pepper Hambrick (Annie), Wade Hicks (Dr. Givings), Connor Kinzer (Leo Irving), Marc “Mok” Moser (Mr. Daldry), Jessica Robins (Catherine Givings), Tiana Ross (Elizabeth) and Natalie Schmidt (Sabrina Daldry).

Photographs and Cast Bios available upon request; please contact Maggie Larrick at 206-949-9554.


Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on film or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers. (DONATE HERE)


Tickets at the Box Office:

                                    General          Senior             Student
All Shows:                   $20.00             $17.00             $10.00

OPENING NIGHT:Only on Feb. 12, enjoy the opening night party after the show—included in the price of all tickets.

HALF-PRICE NIGHT: Only on Feb. 13, all tickets are half price.

SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY: Only on Feb. 14 all tickets are just $7!  Remember, Sunday is a matinee performance only.

Dinner and a Show Package: This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.

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