The Clean House
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Eileen Tiller-Clanton
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005, The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl is a hilarious, enchanting and emotionally rich exploration of the meaning of life, star-crossed love, a satisfying death, and household dust. Written with operatic beauty, the play deals with the conflict between order and passion and the absurdity — but absolute necessity — of surrendering oneself to uncontrolled extremes of emotion. . . and to a really good joke.