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Synopsis

A romantic comedy about loss, love, change and redemption, The Clean House is both whimsical and touching. A serious career-oriented doctor, Lane, has hired a quirky Brazilian maid. The only problem is that the maid, Matilde, hates to clean. Instead, she longs to be a comedienne. Lane is deserted by her husband, Charles, who leaves her for his mistress, Ana, a passionate, older Brazilian woman upon whom he recently performed a mastectomy. Sarah Ruhl's enchanting play reminds us that there is humor and beauty to be find in life's most unlikely messes.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



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Book
Category
Play
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
2004
Genres
Comedy, Dark Comedy, Romance
Time & Place
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

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