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In The Next Room
or The Vibrator Play
 
By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Abigail Lis-Perlis
June 16th-24th
At the dawn of the age of electricity a doctor introduces a treatment for "hysteria." In The Next Room chronicles the first use of the vibrator as a clinical device for bringing women to orgasm. This provocative and moving comedy forces us to confront the realities of marriage, love and the nature of intimacy. 

Cloud 9
by Caryl Churchill

Directed by Edwin Lee Gibson
August 11th-19th
Cloud 9 is a play that transcends centuries, continents, personality stereotypes and gender roles. Act I is set in 1880s Africa and Act II in 1979 London, however for all the characters only 25 years have passed. Through the interplay of gender roles and race relations we are challenged to accept people as they are and stop forcing them into particular social roles. 

Performances at The Henry Heymann Theatre
4301 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
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Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm
aturdays at 2pm & 8pm