Pierre Players Presents:
The Clean House
December 4, 5, 6*, 2015 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
December 10, 11, 12, 2015 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD
Preview Performance: December 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Preview tickets are $5 at the door.
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Nov. 23. Learn more about season memberships or individual ticket prices.
Show contains some adult language and situations.
Comedy by Sarah Ruhl
Director Tom Valentine
Assistant Director Rachel Hearn
Matilde’s mother died laughing at a joke; her father killed himself in despair.
You can see why Matilde is hesitant to pursue her dream of becoming a comedian.
For now, she’s taken a job as a housekeeper. It’s depressing work, and it’s hard to see eye-to-eye with her employer, Lane, a good-hearted but not-so-sympathetic doctor who likes things to be clean. Fortunately Lane’s sister Virginia has sympathy to spare—and likes to clean things.
And that setup works out pretty well—until the day Lane’s husband brings home an incredibly charismatic woman who will change their lives—and need their help. Can Matilde craft the joke that will make everything right?
Humor can be serious business—if it’s not too serious. Take another look at comedy, love, and domestic chores in the show that catapulted Sarah Ruhl to the forefront of contemporary American playwrights.
"Fresh, funny ... a memorable play, imbued with a melancholy but somehow comforting philosophy: that the messes and disappointments of life are as much a part of its beauty as romantic love and chocolate ice cream, and a perfect punch line can be as sublime as the most wrenchingly lovely aria." - The New York Times
Lane: Jennifer Kanz
Matilde: Carrie Baldwin
Virginia: Alisa DeMers
Charles: Barry Le Beau
Ana: Anne Rathbun
"The Clean House" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.