Cameron University to kick off theatre season with “The Clean House”

Cameron University’s Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts will open its 2019-2020 theatre season, celebrating “Women’s Roles in the Theatre,” with playwright Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House.” The contemporary comedy will be presented in the University Theatre from October 3-6. The curtain goes up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and non-Cameron students.  CU students receive one free admission with their CU I.D.  Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 580-581-2478.

A romantic comedy about loss, love, change and redemption, “The Clean House” is both whimsical and touching. A serious career-oriented doctor, Lane, has hired a quirky Brazilian maid, Matilde. The only problem is that Matilde hates to clean. Instead, she longs to be a comedienne. This enchanting play reminds us that there is humor and beauty to be find in life’s most unlikely messes.

Sidni Blalock, Duncan, will play Matilde, and Stephanie Sabol, Lawton, tackles the role of Lane. Emily Whatley, Duke, will play the role of Virgina, Lane’s sister who is married to Charles, played by Curtis Myers, Lawton. Abbey Rinestine, Lawton, rounds out the cast in the role of Ana, a free-spirited Argentine. 

Dakota Barbee, Walters, serves as stage manager. Crew members include Julie Christie, Augusta, Ga., running crew; Maliah Davis, Lawton, wardrobe; Micah Harris, Duncan, Light Board Operator; Nina Pebeahsy, Lawton, Property Designer and show runner; MacEwan Sanders, Lawton, fly operator; and Ciara Smith, Lawton, house manager.

The production is directed by Dr. Deidre Onishi, Associate Professor. Eric Abbott, Associate Professor, is the costume and make-up designer; Joey Roberts, Stage Technician, is the sound designer; and Ben Williams, Assistant Professor, is the scenic and lighting designer.

Cameron University’s production of “The Clean House” is entered into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The production contains material that some people may find objectionable.

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September 24, 2019