“The Clean House” Opens at Williamstown

Williamstown, MA (July 19, 2017) – Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) announces the first performance of their second Main Stage production of the 2017 season Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30 pm with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist The Clean House (July 19–29).

Two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht star in this heartfelt comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Lane (Atkinson), an accomplished physician, discovers that her sister Virginia (Hecht)—not her Brazilian housekeeper Matilde (Guenia Lemos)—has been cleaning her home every day. Though never close, suddenly the sisters find themselves enmeshed in each other’s lives and in Matilde’s great passion for Portuguese jokes. Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman directs this expressive and lyrical comedy about learning to live with life’s mess.

The cast also includes Priscilla Lopez and Bernard White.

The Clean House runs from Wednesday, July 19 to Saturday, July 29. A post-show Talkback is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, as well as a Lawn Talk prior to the matinee on Sunday, July 23.

TICKETS AND SCHEDULE                                                                               

Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Box Office located at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St (Route 2), Williamstown, MA 01267, 413.458.3253. Discounted Bundle packages are also available.

WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL                                                              

Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors. Each WTF season is designed to present unique opportunities for artists and audience alike, revisiting classic plays with innovative productions, developing and nurturing bold new plays and musicals, and offering a rich array of accompanying cultural events including Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs. With offices in both Williamstown and New York City, WTF creates vibrant work that feeds the wider theatrical landscape. The artists and productions shaped at the Festival each summer often go on to reach diverse audiences nationally and internationally. WTF is also home to of the nation’s top training and professional development programs for new generations of aspiring theatre artists and administrators. WTF was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2002 and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement in 2011.

 

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