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The Clean House

By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Ann Filmer

December 3, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Greenhouse Theater Center
Featuring Artistic Associates Annabel Armour and Shawn Douglass

A sweeping comedic adventure. A dusting one, too.

Lane wants her house – and her life – as organized and sterile as the hospital where she works. But with a maid who would rather write jokes than clean, a sister who believes time is measured through the accumulation of dust, and a husband who has just met his soulmate, Lane must decide whether to sweep it all under the rug or finally get her hands dirty.


Thank you for making The Clean House a success!




“a revelatory production”

“the performances here are sublime”

- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

“this may just be the most enjoyable on hour and forty five minutes of magical comedy you will have”

“the cast is sheer perfection”

 - Al Bresloff, Around the Town


“one of the real pleasures of the season”

“the Remy Bumppo revival is a revelation”

- Dan Zeff, Chicagoland Theatre Reviews



Annabel Armour headshot
Annabel Armour
as Virginia

Shawn Douglass headshot
Shawn Douglass
as Charles
Charin Alvarez headshot
Charin Alvarez
as Ana
Alice Da Cunha headshot
Alice da Cunha
as Matilde
Patrice Egleston headshot
Patrice Egleston
as Lane


"The Clean House" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.





The 2014/2015 Season is generously underwritten by:

Terri Abruzzo Callahan and Dave Callahan
Brenda and James Grusecki

The Clean House is underwritten, in part, by:


Associate Production Sponsors
Geoffrey A. Anderson
Susan and David Weidenfeld


Assistant Production Sponsors
Bruce and Mary Feay


Holly and Tim Armour
Nancy A. McDaniel
Karen Randolph and Bill Linden





Special Thanks

Marc Chevalier, Columbia College Chicago, Charlie Cooper, J.R. Lederle, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company