"It's actually very touching, and it's very funny," says show director Deb Flomberg, who hopes to give the audience an education. (To further those efforts, the company has assembled a lobby display of vibrators from 1915 through today.) "I hope the audience is able to reflect on the repression of a people, not just women, at the turn of the century, and see how far we haven't come. I want people to laugh at it -- just to enjoy an evening that is fun and heartfelt and poignant."
The Vibrator Play was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award nominee for Best Play in 2010; it covers some of the same ground as Hysteria, a movie about the invention of the vibrator that debuts in the U.S. this month.
The show opens tonight at the Bug, 3654 Navajo Street, and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through June 16. For more information or to purchase tickets, $15, visit www.equinoxtheatredenver.com or call 720-984-0781.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: May 25. Continues through June 16, 2012