Directed by Devon Allen
A comedy for mature audiences
It’s the late 1860s and a new invention has electrified the Victorian home of Dr. and Mrs. Catherine Givings. As the doctor administers a new treatment for “female hysteria” from his in-home practice, Catherine is intrigued by the sounds emanating from the next room. When the arrival of a wet nurse for the Givings’ baby, an anxious patient, and a free-thinking artist upends their seemingly serene life, Catherine and her husband are forced to examine the nature of their marriage without mechanical assistance. Don’t miss this ebullient, provocative comedy from Sarah Ruhl about electricity, pleasure, and true intimacy.