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Theatre in English, tender American comedy in Copenhagen

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Date added: 15 Aug 2019

by Sarah Ruhl
19 September - 6th October 2019

Directed by Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen

After 3 successful years producing quality theatre in English in Copenhagen, Malmo and Hamburg, HIT House of International Theatre, is delighted to open the 2019/2020 season with a sweet and tender comedy, a gem of contemporary, comedic American theatre.
Playing at Krudttønden, Østerbro, Copenhagen.

Funny, tender and emotionally rich, this is a hugely entertaining 2005 Pulitzer Finalist play about the chaos of marriage, life and falling in love.
With magical realism and romantic cliché, this hilarious dramatic comedy ultimately finds humour even in sorrow.

About the play:
“Would anybody like to hear a joke? Or maybe even the world's best joke?”

Brazilian comedienne Matilde, a sassy young Latina newly arrived in the U.S. finds unsurprisingly no one will pay to hear rural jokes in Portuguese. She must clean for the upper class instead, wait for better things, hope to meet a soulmate, and ponder - what makes after all, a good deathbed scene?
Meanwhile her new employer's household crumbles hilariously around them with the arrival of the husband's beautiful, mysterious Argentinian mistress and a fetish cleaner-sister.
Apples fall, hearts are broken. Matilde finds cleaning makes her sad, but it is nothing compared to the sadness of finding your soulmate and then letting them go, in a world where we are all apparently, outsiders looking in.

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For PR enquiries contact: Jana Pulkrabek
For production enquiries contact: Jeremy M. Thomas-Poulsen

Performances are
September 19th – October 6th.
Tuesday – Saturday at 20:00
Sunday at 17:00
(Mondays no show)

Performing at:
Serridslevvej 2, 2100
København Ø

The performance lasts about 2 hours including an interval.

"The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl is presented by special arrangement with
Samuel French Inc, a Concord Theatricals Company.