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The Stirling Players' Australian premiere of The Clean House

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A show that will make you laugh, cry, and crave apples
The Stirling Players' Australian premiere of THE CLEAN HOUSE


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.

The Stirling Players' Australian premiere of THE CLEAN HOUSE
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.

The Stirling Players' Australian premiere of The Clean House
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

The Stirling Players' Australian premiere of 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


The Stirling Players' Australian premiere of THE CLEAN HOUSE
The Stirling Community Theatre. Photo: H. Radford


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Why? Enjoy a fun night out at quirky, romantic play which was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
When: Fri & Sat 22, 23, 29 & 30 September and 6 & 7 October 8pm
Where: Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling
Cost: Adult $22, Conc. $18, Groups of 10 (in one transaction) $16 Wheelchair access seats available for booking online. See seating plan. No refunds or exchanges. Ticket enquiries : (08) 7481 6152
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