Sarah Ruhl’s fresh and unique new comedy The Clean House at the ICT

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the-clean-house ICTThe Clean House is Sarah Ruhl’s unpredictable and sublime rumination on the importance of laughter and mess in our lives. Four markedly different, yet intimately connected women grapple with order, cleanliness, and the messy ambiguities of life in a quirky and unexpectedly moving comedy about love, loss, and the power of a good joke.

This whimsical romantic comedy centers on Mathilde, a Brazilian housekeeper who’s more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in cleaning the house. Lane, the lady of the house has an eccentric sister who is nuts about housecleaning.

Trouble comes when Lane’s husband reveals that he has found his soul mate. A poignant, unpredictable and wildly funny look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.

Written by Sarah Ruhl, directed by caryn desai [sic] and produced by Shashin Desai, The Clean House takes the stage at the International City Theatre (ICT) beginning with preview performances starting August 24th. Regular performances run August 27 through September 19.

The International City Theatre is located at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach.

Tickets for The Clean House: Opening Night (June 13): $50 – $60 (includes reception following the performance.), Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $37 – $42, Thursday: $32 – $37, and Previews: $29.

For additional information call (562) 436-4610 or visit the International City Theatre website.

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