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Cabell, Dizzia, et al. Set for Ruhl's In the Next Room at Berkeley Rep logo
Hannah Cabell
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Full cast and creative team information has been announced for Berkeley Repertory Theatre's world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), to run January 30-March 15, with an opening set for February 4. Les Waters will direct.

The play illuminates the lives of six lonely people seeking relief from a local doctor -- but, despite his expertise with a strange new technology, all they really need is intimacy.

The cast will include Hannah Cabell (Catherine Givings), Michael Crane (Leo Irving), Maria Dizzia (Sabrina Daldry), Paul Niebanck (Dr. Givings), Melle Powers (Elizabeth), Stacy Ross (Annie), and John Leonard Thompson (Mr. Daldry).

The design team will include Annie Smart (scenic design), David Zinn (costume design), Russell H. Champa (lighting design), Bray Poor (sound design), and Jonathan Bell (composer).

Ruhl's other plays include Dead Man's Cell Phone, The Clean House, Passion Play, Eurydice, Passion Play: a cycle, and Melancholy Play . Waters previously directed the West Coast premiere of Ruhl's Eurydice, won an Obie for Big Love, and additional credits include the world premieres of Fêtes de la Nuit, Finn in the Underworld, and To the Lighthouse.

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