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THE CLEAN HOUSE

theatre department workshop production

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Production Team

Director: Billy McEntee '14
Stage Manager: Nick Robinson '16
Set Designers: Jonathan Wall '15, Paulina Rodis '14
Costume Designer: Catty Gambardella '14
Lighting Designer: Andrew Andrews
Sound Designer: Jack Staid '14

    January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
    January 24 at 7:30 p.m.
    January 25 at 7:30 p.m.
   

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     Ticket Prices

     Adults: $15
     Students: $10 (w/valid ID) 
     Seniors: $10
     BC Faculty/Staff: $10 (one ticket per ID)

THE CAST:

LANE.......................................................................................AMANDA MELVIN
MATILDE................................................................................TALEEN SHRIKIAN
VIRGINIA.......................................................................................MAISIE LAUD
ANA.......................................................................................THAIS MENENDEZ
CHARLES....................................................................................JOSEPH MEADE

SYNOPSIS:

After its acclaimed run at Yale Repertory Theatre, this extraordinary new play by an exciting new voice in the American drama was was done to equal acclaim at several major theatres coast to coast before winding up off Broadway at Lincoln Center, where it had an extended run. The play 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 Anna, on whom he has operated. The actors who play Charles and Anna also play Matilde's parents in a series of dream-like memories, as we learn the story about how they literally killed each other with laughter, giving new meaning to the phrase, "I almost died laughing". This theatrical and wildly funny play is a whimsical and poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.