Sarah Ruhl

The Clean House


Main stage

Lane
Magda Stief-Mugur
 
Matilde
Andrea Vindis
 
Virginia
Ibolya Csíky
 
Charles
Sándor Keresztes
 
Ana
Klára Sebők

directed by
Attila Keresztes
 
dramaturg
Ottó A. Bodó
 
set design
Carmencita Brojboiu
 
costume design
Bianca Imelda Jeremias
 
digital media
Zsolt Tofán, Attila Soós
 
stage manager
Péter Mixtay
 
prompter
Imola Kerezsy

Date of the opening: március 01, 2009

In this play for five actors, the successful doctor, Lane, (Magda Stief-Mugur) and her older sister, Virginia (Ibolya Csíky) lose control over their own lives. Charles', Lane's husband (Sándor Keresztes) skills as a doctor prove useless, and his late found love, Ana (Klára Sebők) loses her battle with illness. Matilde (Andrea Vindis), a housemaid of Brazilian origin, whispers in Ana's ears the perfect joke, and in this way she leads Ana into death through humour. There is love, laughter and death in Sarah Ruhl's play and there is accomplishment and renouncement, everything that fills a human life. The Clean House is rich not only in its psychological depth, but in the black humour and the absurdity which can be found there. Everything is subtly interfused by a kind of lyrically beautiful metaphysics.