Photos: Footlight Club’s ‘In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play’

The Footlight Club's latest play "In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play" opened on Feb. 2nd and runs for six shows through Feb. 17th. The original run of the play was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2010. The play is set in the 1880s and focuses on a doctor, his wife and a newfangled type of therapy affects their entire household.

Footlight Club’s ‘In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play’ opens Feb. 2

Benjamin Franklin is often credited with discovering electricity. But did he ever think that doctors in the 1880s would use vibrators to treat "hysterical" women (and some men)? Probably not, but it actually did happen. The Footlight Club's play "In The Next Room or the Vibrator Play" focuses on a doctor, his wife and how this newfangled therapy affects their entire household. “In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play” was a 2010 Tony Nominee for Best Play, Best Costume Design and Maria Dizzia was nominated as Best Featured Actress.

Calling All Singing Families: SingPositive Open Rehearsal on Jan. 28th

Does your family like singing? Maybe you'd like to join an intergenerational family choir. If you're interested then you should attend SingPositive's open rehearsals at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain this Sunday. There's no commitment and don't worry about singing on key. SingPositive includes more than 25 families making music together on Sunday afternoons.

Jamaica Plain Resident Among 7 Chosen for Boston’s Artist-in-Residence Program

One Jamaica Plain resident and a faculty member of the Southern Jamaica Plain's Racial Reconciliation and Healing Project were among seven chosen for the city's Artist-in-Residence program for 2018. This year is the third year for the program that creates a collaboration between the artists, community members and city employees through projects that examine topics such as racial and social equity, climate change, immigration and income inequality. "The Boston AIR program brings bold and creative thinking into policy areas of municipal government," said Mayor Martin Walsh via press release. "I've been very impressed with past Boston AIR projects, and I can't wait to see what this next group of artists accomplishes." Among the seven artists is Jamaica Plain resident Karen Young, who specializes in percussion.