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Auditions for “The Clean House”


September 8, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Audition date: Sunday, September 8, 2019, 6 p.m. at the Players Theatre

Directed by Eileen Tiller-Clanton and Thom Capozella

Cast needed: 4 Women, 1 Man, ages 18-60

Characters : (according to the playwright):

  • Lane: A doctor, a woman in her early fifties.
  • Matilde: Lane’s cleaning lady, a woman in her late twenties. She is Brazilian. She has a refined sense of deadpan.
  • Virginia: Lane’s sister, a woman in her late fifties.
  • Charles: Lane’s husband, a man in his fifties. A compassionate surgeon. He is childlike underneath his white coat. In Act 1 he plays Matilde’s father.
  • Ana: An Argentinean woman. She is impossibly charismatic. In Act 1 she plays Matilde’s mother. She is older than Lane.

Note: Everyone in this play should be able to tell a really good joke.

Description: If you have never seen a Sarah Ruhl play, you are in for a treat. A Pulitzer-winner and perhaps the most unique and imaginative voice in theater, Ruhl has written a lyrical exploration of love and loss, tinged with romance and fantasy and theatrical whimsy. According to The New York Times: “The Clean House is imbued with a melancholy but somehow comforting philosophy: that the messes and disappointments of life are as much a part of its beauty… a perfect punch line can be as sublime as the most wrenchingly lovely aria.”

Audition info: You will be asked to read from the script… and to tell a really good joke!

Show dates: October 25-27, November 1-3, 2019