The Clean House

by Sarah Ruhl

Romantic Comedy – The whimsical tale of a Brazilian maid who would rather be a comedian.

Winner of the 2003-2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner, and 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama Finalist. A romantic comedy about loss, love, change and redemption, The Clean House is both whimsical and touching. A serious career-oriented doctor, Lane, has hired a quirky Brazilian maid. The only problem is that the maid, Matilde, hates to clean. Instead, she longs to be a comedienne. Lane is deserted by her husband, Charles, who leaves her for his mistress, Ana, a passionate, older Brazilian woman upon whom he recently performed a mastectomy. Sarah Ruhl’s enchanting play reminds us that there is humor and beauty to be find in life’s most unlikely messes.*

Performance DatesTimes
September 27, 20197:30 PM
September 28, 20197:30 PM
October 4, 20197:30 PM
October 5, 20197:30 PM
October 6, 20192:00 PM
October 11, 20197:30 PM
October 12, 20197:30 PM
October 13, 20192:00 PM
Matilde Emily Condon
Lane Jackie Benka
Virginia Kathy Fitzgerald-Landry
Woman/Ana Sam Billeck
Man/Charles Joseph Ellman

This production was directed by Scott Sorensen

* Plot Summary from Samuel French’s website.