About This Show

Lincoln Center Theater presents Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House, directed by Bill Rauch. The cast features Vanessa Aspillaga, Blair Brown, Jill Clayburgh, John Dossett, and Concetta Tomei.

Lane, a high powered-doctor, hires Matilde, a young Brazilian woman who hates to clean, as her housekeeper. Eventually, Lane’s sister Virginia takes on the job, and Matilde concentrates on her true ambition: crafting the world’s most perfect joke. Meanwhile, Lane’s husband, Charles, leaves her for Anna, a free-spirited older woman.

Ruhl won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Clean House; the play debuted at Yale Repertory Theatre, where it was directed by Rauch.

Added Performannce: Sunday – November 26 @ 7pm

Time Change: Sunday – November 26 @ 2pm

No Performance: Thursday – November 23 @ 8pm

PLEASE NOTE: The production will take a two week layoff for the holidays beginning on Monday, December 18 and will resume performances on Tuesday, January 2.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 30, 2006 Final Performance: January 28, 2007
Location: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City

150 W 65th St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | October 30, 2006
Sarah Ruhl’s thoroughly engaging, quasi-absurdist comedy gets a long overdue, highly polished New York production.

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