The Clean House
Performed: April 27-May 7, 2017
Written by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Blake White.
A whimsical and poignant comedic satire of class, death, companionship, soulmates, laughter and cleanliness in all varieties.
Featuring Ryan K. Bailer, Taylor Harvey, Karin de la Penha, Carolyn Popp and Jenny Zmarzly.
Scenic & Lighting Design by Terry Cermak, Projection Design by Ian McCabe and Costume Design by Peggy Trecker White.
Photos courtesy of thefrenchguyphotography.
Press for The Clean House
Audiences find an entertaining home in Lean Ensemble’s ‘The Clean House’
A single actor, dressed in black and positioned in front of the minimally appointed architectural set done in various shades of white, offers a joke.
The joke is dramatically presented, artfully gestured and completely absorbing. We, in the audience, enjoyed every moment ... even laughed at the punchline.
The actor delivered the joke in Portuguese with a well-placed supertitle in English, something like, “Matilde tells a joke.”
That compelling moment in “The Clean House” was the perfect bellweather of the Lean Ensemble’s brilliant production of the award-winning play.
The play was created by playwright Sarah Ruhl and is directed by Blake White, the founding artistic and executive director of Lean Ensemble Theater, and acted by an experienced and talented cast of five: Ryan K. Bailer, Taylor Harvey, Karin De La Penha, Carolyn Popp and Jenny Zmarzly.
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