THE CLEAN HOUSE

a comedy by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Rick Lombardo*
FEB 27 - MAR 23/2008

When all you want is a clean house, beware! Someone just may air your dirty laundry. Lane and her husband Charles, a pair of busy, high-powered doctors hire Matilda, a young Brazilian woman, to clean their home. The problem is that Matilda hates to clean. She would much rather spend her time thinking up the funniest joke in the world. Matilda makes a secret arrangement with Lane’s sister Virginia, who loves to clean, but the arrangement is too good to last. Soon, the pair begins to unearth the personal mess behind Lane’s pristine life in this irreverently funny and heartfelt play. Praised all over the country for her work, Sarah Ruhl received the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

“A provocative new theatrical voice.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Photo: Paula Plum, Bobbie Steinbach, and Nancy E. Carroll. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/Brilliant Pictures