The Clean House

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Ann Filmer
December 3, 2014 – January 11, 2015

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.


Annabel Armour, Virginia
Shawn Douglass, Charles
Charin Alvarez, Ana
Alice da Cunha, Matilda
Patrice Egleston, Lane



“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


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