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Little Fish Theatre's THE CLEAN HOUSE Opens 6/10

Little Fish Theatre is excited to present The Clean House as its sixth production of 2016. This whimsical Pulitzer Prize nominated play was written by MacArthur Fellowship winner Sarah Ruhl, who was also the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, which is awarded annually to the best English-language play written by a woman.

Matilde, an aspiring comedienne from Brazil is more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in house-cleaning for two married doctors. Luckily, the wife's sister is a true clean freak! The Clean House is a theatrical and wildly funny play with an unconventional and poignant look at class, comedy, and the true nature of love.

Lucia Lopes, a newcomer to the LFT stage, plays Matilde. Lopes has worked on projects as varied as Brazilian soap operas to the lead role in Death and the Maiden here in Los Angeles. Company Member Amanda Karr*, a familiar face to LFT audiences, plays Lane, the driven and privileged doctor whose house Matilde has been hired to clean. Lane's unhappy sister Virginia, who eventually takes over cleaning for Matilde, is played by another LFT newcomer Deb Snyder*, who has been seen on stage at A Noise Within. Ana, the cancer patient whom Lane's physician husband falls for, is played by Marguerite Nocera, a new face to the Little Fish stage.

"I am thrilled to bring The Clean House to life on LFT's stage," states director James Rice. "It's a hilarious, multi-hued, and compassionate play which this cast and creative team are uniquely prepared to deliver to our audiences." Rice has directed numerous plays at Little Fish over the years, the most recent of which was Sleuth and three of the short plays in Pick of the Vine 2016, LFT's popular short play festival.

The Clean House will run June 10 through July 16 on Fridays and Saturdays, with two Sunday matinees on June 26 and July 10. The June 26 performance features a special Talkback session where the creative team will be available for 10 to 15 minutes for a post-show discussion with the audience.

Founded in 2002, Little Fish Theatre presents classic and contemporary plays in an intimate setting on Centre Street in downtown San Pedro. Producing eleven plays each year in a one-room 65-seat venue, Little Fish delivers the quintessential close-up theatrical experience, where audience and performers share space and sight-lines, making for eruptive laughter, highly-charged action and palpable emotion.

*This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

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