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A show that will make you laugh, cry, and crave apples
Director, Kevin Burrett and the Stirling Players are proud to present Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House from 22 September - 7 October 2017. This quirky, romantic "dramedy" was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The play takes place in the home of Lane and Charles, a married couple who are both doctors. They have employed Matilde from Brazil as a housekeeper. But Matilde aspires to be a comedienne and shows she is more interested in creating the perfect joke than doing house-cleaning. Lane's eccentric sister, Virginia who is just crazy about doing house-cleaning becomes friends with Matilde, and takes over the cleaning tasks, while Matilde works on her jokes.
Lane (Jo Pugh and Matilde (Andrea Freitas) in The Clean House
Trouble is in-store when Matilde and Virginia discover a pair of panties that definitely do not belong to Lane. Charles reveals he is having an affair with Ana, a free-spirited woman who just happens to be a cancer patient, on whom Charles has operated.
Further more, "How would you feel if your cleaner told jokes while your sister rifled through your personal things?"
What follows is four very different women facing their very different futures in what is an honest and yet quirky depiction of life, love, freedom and loss.
Lane (Jo Pugh) and Virginia (Jenny Penny) in The Clean House
CAST: Julie Quick as Ana, Jo Pugh as Lane, Jenny Penny as Virginia and introducing Andrea Freitas as Matilde, and featuring Peter Davies as Charles. This cast will bring to life the funny, tender, deadpan soap and penetrating wisdom that is "The Clean House
Julie Quick as Ana, Jo Pugh as Lane, Jenny Penny as Virginia and introducing Andrea Freitas as Matilde, and featuring Peter Davies as Charles.
.TICKETS 22 adult, $18 conc., $16 child U18 (plus special discounts for groups of 10 and family bookings) Book at Stirling Players' or phone Stirling Players' Ticketing (08) 7481 6152