The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Abigail Bower
February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 – 7:30 pm
February 17 & 24 – 2pm
BarnArts Winter Community Play at the Grange Theatre
The Clean House
A romantic comedy about love, loss, change and redemption, The Clean House 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 Ana, on whom he has operated.