"Clean House" At Trinity Rep
Trinity Rep in Providence will present Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House" from April 27 through June 3. Directed by Laura Kepley, the production will be presented in the intimate Dowling Theater.
In "The Clean House," Lane, a career-oriented doctor, hires a quirky Brazilian maid. The only problem is that the maid, Matilde, hates to clean but loves a good joke.
Director Laura Kepley sums up this illuminating comedy as "an invitation to look at the state of our own houses – our love lives, our families, our relationships –and learn to embrace the chaos we can't control."
Sarah Ruhl, hailed by The New York Times as “a provocative new theatrical voice,” was recently named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She comments that the seed for the play grew from overhearing a comment at a cocktail party full of doctors.
“Walking into the room, I overheard a woman saying
that her Brazilian cleaning lady was depressed and she didn’t
want to clean and that she’s taken her to the hospital to get
medication,” said Ruhl."The woman continued, 'I didn’t
go to medical school to clean my own house.' Seizing upon that singular
moment, Ruhl created an insightful play about humor, cleaning and ultimately
about the passions that measure the value of a life.
Her plays have been produced at Lincoln Center Theater, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, The Wilma Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Madison Rep and the Piven Theatre, among others.
For tickets and information, stop by the Trinity Rep box
office at 201 Washington Street, call 401-351-4242 or visit www.trinityrep.com.
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