April 29 – June 4, 2006 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours

The Clean House is a wryly funny, deeply moving play that begs the question: What really IS important in life?

Mathilda is depressed. She doesn’t want to clean, she wants to tell jokes. In Portuguese.  Problem is, she’s Lynn’s live-in maid. And all Lynn wants is a clean house. She’s got everything else: a husband who’s a successful surgeon and her own busy career as a doctor. Or so she thinks. Her husband finds his soulmate in one of his patients, and moves out of Lynn’s house—which, by the way, is now clean because Lynn’s sister Virginia has been cleaning it on the sly. The New York Times calls Sara Ruhl  “a provocative new theatrical voice” and The Clean House “visionary.”

 

 
Artists

By SARAH RUHL, Directed by JESSICA THEBUS

Cast

PATRICK CLEAR - Charles
MARILYN DODDS FRANK - Ana
CHRISTINE ESTABROOK - Virginia
MARY BETH FISHER - Lane
GUENIA LEMOS - Matilde

Creative Team and Crew

TODD ROSENTHAL - Scenic Design
LINDA ROETHKE - Costume Design
JAMES F. INGALLS - Lighting Design
ANDRE J. PLUESS - Sound Design and Original Music
BEN SUSSMAN - Sound Design
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
MARLA LAMPERT - Choreography
GUSTAVO LEONE - Dialect Coach
ADAM BELCUORE - Chicago Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager