PHOTO CALL: The Clean House Opening Night

News   PHOTO CALL: The Clean House Opening Night Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House—which has played to great praise in regional theatres across the U.S. over the last three years—officially opened in New York at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater Oct. 30. Previews began Oct. 5.
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Vanessa Aspillaga, Blair Brown, Jill Clayburgh, John Dossett and Concetta Tomei star in the play, which will play a limited engagement through Dec. 17. Since its premiere at Yale Rep in New Haven in 2004, The Clean House has been seen at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C., Chicago's Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Denver Center Theater Company, Cincinnati Playhouse and San Francisco's TheatreWorks.

Ruhl's work, about a well-ordered household that is turned upside down when an interesting new maid arrives, was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist. It won the 2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

At Left (from top): Sarah Ruhl and Blair Brown; John Dossett and Michele Pawk; Emily Skinner; director Bill Rauch and Vanessa Aspillaga; Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens; Cora Cahan and Bernard Gersten; Concetta Tomei and John Dossett.

Below: Blair Brown, Vanessa Aspillaga, director Bill Rauch, playwright Sarah Ruhl, Jill Clayburgh, John Dossett at the opening night party for The Clean House.

photos by Aubrey Reuben


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