Town & Gown Theatre invites audiences to suspend reality and join us for the second show of its 65th season, “The Clean House.”
This comic drama, written by Sarah Ruhl and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for drama, mixes fantasy and reality as it tells the story of five disparate characters. It is described a whimsical romantic comedy centered on Matilde, a Brazilian cleaning woman who would rather be a comedian. It takes place in a metaphysical Connecticut. Or, a house that is not far from the city and not far from the sea.
Lane, a female doctor who always wears white, is played by Anna Davis. This is Anna’s first time back on stage since playing Lady Bracknell in “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Tiara Young plays Matilde, Lane’s Brazilian cleaning lady who always wears black. This is Tiara’s fourth T&G production and her first non-musical performance at T&G. Alison Witham is making her acting debut as Virginia, Lane’s sister. Keith Sheets plays Lane’s husband, Charles, who is quite childlike underneath his white coat. Charlotte Rose plays Ana, an Argentinean who is impossibly charismatic. Charlotte is thrilled to be making her T&G debut and returning to the stage after an eight year hiatus.
Audiences may find themselves fascinated by these unique characters as they weave through a complicated relationship tapestry which lends itself to be both funny and tender with a bit of an oddball humor.
“The Clean House” will run for eight performances December 3-6 and 10-13, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, Nov. 30, and can be reserved by calling the box office at 405.372.9122 or purchasing online tickets at www.townandgown.org. Ticket prices are Adult, $14; Students, $12; and Seniors, $10 (available for Sunday matinees only).
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