Memorable Messes in Dramashop's The Clean House
Relationships are tested and forged in Dramashop's The Clean House
Friday, Apr. 13
Obtaining a clean house is no small matter, and it can be particularly challenging when your Brazilian housekeeper prefers writing comedy to dusting anything.
This is the set-up of Sarah Ruhl's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning play The Clean House, a witty, wise and romantic foray into the lives of a married couple, both doctors, who hire someone to keep tabs on the mess within, while it seems no one can control the messes without. These include both an eccentric sister with an abiding love of house cleaning (and meddling), as well as a troubling new romance between surgeon and patient. Relationships are tested and forged as the play's emotional layers build one upon the other to a heartfelt conclusion for this humorous, whimsical comedy, opening for an extremely limited run at the Dramashop. — Cara Suppa
8 p.m. // 1001 State Street, Suite 210 // Pay what you can // dramashop.org/the-clean-house