The Clean House and other plays
A collection of plays by the award-winning American playwright Sarah Ruhl, a dramatist with 'a unique comic voice, perspective and sense of theatre' Variety.
This volume includes:
The Clean House (4f 1m) (Yale Repertory Theatre, 2004; Off-Broadway, 2006), a romantic comedy about loss, love, change and redemption. Winner of the 2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and a finalist for the 2005 Puliter Prize.
Eurydice (4f 5m) (Madison Repertory Theatre, 2003; Off-Broadway, 2007), a reinvention of the tragic Greek tale of love and loss.
Late: A Cowboy Song (2f 1m) (Ohio Theater, NYC, 2003), a play about lady cowboys – of heart and mind – who ride outside the city limits of convention.
Melancholy Play (3f 3m) (Piven Theatre, Illinois, 2002), a 'sincere melodrama' following a bank teller, Tilly, and her emotional adventures.
'Passionate. Show-stopping. Daringly over-the-top and impressively consistent in its delirious excess'New Haven Advocate
'This comedy is romantic, deeply so, but in the more arcane sense of the word: visionary, tinged with fantasy, extravagant in feeling, maybe a little nuts'New York Times
Cast: 4f 1m (Clean House); 2f 1m (Late); 3f 3m (Melancho
Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books
9 Mar 2006Size: 217mm x 139mm£18.99
Also by Sarah Ruhl: