The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company presents THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl. 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 found in life’s most unlikely messes. THE CLEAN HOUSE is a 2003-2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner and a 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama Finalist.
THE CLEAN HOUSE features members of UT Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company including: Alyssa Azacarate (Matilda), Darcy Doyle (Lane), Bethany Doolin (Virginia), Cody Jackson (Charles), and Emily Bulloch (Ana).
THE CLEAN HOUSE is directed by Assistant Professor of Instruction and Playwright-in-Residence Seraphina Nova Glass. Scenic design by DJ Badon, light and sound design by Jared Land, costume design by Kris O’Brien, technical direction by DJ Badon, and stage managed by Emily Blackmon.
THE CLEAN HOUSE is presented in the UT Arlington Mainstage Theatre (Fine Arts Building, North Section, Room 174) located at 502 South Cooper Street on the UT Arlington campus. Performances of THE CLEAN HOUSE are October 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at 8:00 pm and October 14th at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students/senior citizens/UTA faculty & staff. For tickets please contact UTAtickets.com. For further information, please contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts box office at 817.272.2669 or uta.edu/theatre.