THE CLEAN HOUSE

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Lane and Charles, a married couple, both doctors, have hired a housekeeper named Matilde, an aspiring comedian from Brazil who’s more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in house cleaning. Lane’s eccentric sister Virginia is obsessed with house cleaning. She and Matilde become fast friends, and Virginia takes over the cleaning while Matilde works on her jokes. After Charles reveals that he has found his soul mate in a cancer patient named Ana, the audience learns a new meaning to the phrase, “I almost died laughing.” This theatrical and wildly funny play is a whimsical and poignant look at class, comedy, and the true nature of love.

February 12-March 6, 2016

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm

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Ticket Prices

Adults: $22 in advance, $28 at the door
Youth: $11 in advance, $15 at the door
Discounts for groups of 15 or more

 

TIckets

 

Laura EspinoLaura Espino (Matilde) is making her CCCT debut in The Clean House. This is an extra special production because it’s the first time Laura (a 1st generation Mexican) has the chance to portray a Latina on stage. She was most recently seen in In Love & Warcraft at Custom Made Theatre Company. Laura has appeared in various productions with the Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, City Lights Theatre Company, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Novato Theatre Company, Spotlight Theatre Company, and the A.C.T. Studio. Credits include: Exit, Pursued By A Bear (Sweetheart); M. Butterfly (Renee/Girl); Panhandle (Clara); Leading Ladies (Audrey); A Streetcar Named Desire (Stella); Spring Awakening; and City of Angels. Laura lives in San Francisco with her partner in crime: 5 yr. old daughter, Eva.

 


Suzie ShepardSuzie Shepard (Lane) is thrilled to return to CCCT under the direction of Erin Merritt and the creative staff here at CCCT. Suzie was last seen performing in the 55th Gala supporting CCCT! Favorite CCCT roles include: Ellen, Over The Tavern; Mrs. Tottendale, The Drowsy Chaperone; and Jacqueline, La Cage Aux Folles. Other credits: Amy, Company (Shellie Award winner, THT); Veronica Novak, God Of Carnage (THT); Edwin Drood, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (THT); Velma, Hairspray (TVRT); Elsa Schraeder, The Sound of Music (TVRT); Elle’s Mom/Whitney, Legally Blonde (DTC); and The Wicked Witch, The Wizard of Oz (DTC). She is most proud to have performed alongside her daughters in A Christmas Carol (Center REP); Shrek, The Musical (TVRT); Annie (DTC); The Sound of Music (TVRT); and in CCMT’s Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man; and Joseph! (Her daughters were also crew members for CCCT’s Drowsy Chaperone.) Suzie holds a BA in Theatre Art/Acting from San Jose State University.

 


Shelley Lynn JohnsonShelley Lynn Johnson (Virginia) is excited to be working with CCCT for the first time in this amazing project with such a talented cast & staff. A busy singing actor, she has performed with companies all over the Bay Area. Favorite musicals: A Little Night Music, Assassins, Man of No Importance, She Loves Me, Happy End, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha, Evita, and A New Brain. Non-musical stage work includes leading roles in Sister Cities, Smash, A Bright Room Called Day, A Delicate Balance, A Winter’s Tale, Cripple of Inishmaan, Sylvia, and Lettice & Lovage. When not on stage, Shelley works as a simulation actor in medical schools, narrates audiobooks, and teaches acting for singers. www.actingforsingers.com

 

 


Manske_Mark_(Captain von Trapp)Mark Manske (Charles) This will be Mark’s thirty-second production with CCCT. He was last seen in The Sound of Music as Captain Von Trapp as well as Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird and is honored to be back. Mark was CCCT’s second artistic director and is a graduate of ACT’s advanced training program.

 

 

 


Annette OliveiraAnnette Oliveira (Ana) is delighted to make her CCCT debut. She first trod a Bay Area stage in the Fringe of Marin’s Wallis and Finnie in Cloud Cuckooland. She has appeared in Playwrights Center of San Francisco developmental readings of An Ear for Voices, Pasiphae,and other plays. For five years she recorded fiction and nonfiction audiobooks for Learning Ally. She’s played ingénues,wives, vampires, elves, madwomen, murderers, and old men for San Francisco’s Shoestring Radio Theatre. In a long-ago career Off-Broadway, at Boston’s Charles Playhouse, and the Hartford Stage Company, Annette appeared in America Hurrah, Antigone, Next Time I’ll Sing to You, The Madness of Lady Bright, and other productions. Annette studied with Uta Hagen. She is a proud graduate of The Meisner Technique Studio of San Francisco. She cherishes this chance to represent one of the many fabulous Latinas of a certain age.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Erin Merritt…………………………………………Director
Georgia Taylor Benedict ……………………..Stage Manager
Casey Martin …………………………………….Assistant Stage Manager
Kuo-Hao Lo ………………………………………Set Designer
Stewart Lyle ……………………………………..Technical Director
Livia DeMarchi…………………………………..Dialect Coach
Lisa Danz …………………………………………Resident Costume Designer
Mackenzie Orvis ……………………………….Costume Designer
Sophie Hanin…………………………………….Costume Assistant
Courtney Johnson …………………………….Resident Light Designer
Michael Kelly ……………………………………Resident Sound Designer
Maria Pia Allende………………………………Music Designer
Devon LaBelle…………………………………..Resident Props Designer
Anya Kazimierski ………………………………Resident Scenic Painter
Ewa Muszynska…………………………………Show – Lead Painter
Evandro Conceicao…………………………….Painter
Holly Below ……………………………………….Crew
Kristin Smith ……………………………………..Crew