The Clean House

The Clean House

By Sarah Ruhl

Produced by special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc.


Directed by Thomas-Robert Irvin

Part of the Innovations subscription series

Oct. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12*, 13, 14, 2012

Evenings at 8 PM, Matinees at 2 PM

$15 for evening performances

$12 for matinee performances

*Oct 12 American Cancer Society Benefit-

All seats $20.00

THE STORY: The play takes place in what the author describes as “metaphysical Connecticut”, mostly in the home of a married couple who are both doctors. They have hired a housekeeper named Matilde, an aspiring comedian from Brazil who’s more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in house-cleaning. Lane, the lady of the house, has an eccentric sister named Virginia who’s just nuts about house-cleaning. She and Matilde become fast friends, and Virginia takes over the cleaning while Matilde works on her jokes. Trouble comes when Lane’s husband Charles reveals that he has found his soul mate, or “bashert” in a cancer patient named Anna, on whom he has operated. The actors who play Charles and Anna also play Matilde’s parents in a series of dream-like memories, as we learn the story about how they literally killed each other with laughter, giving new meaning to the phrase, “I almost died laughing”. This theatrical and wildly funny play is a whimsical and poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.  Due to some of the  content of the play,  it is intended for mature audiences only

For more about the show, watch the short video and click on the link  to read review.  Click here to read a review from the Delco News Network.