THE CLEAN HOUSE | Plays | Sarah Ruhl
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Sonia Elizabeth Hanson Lerner. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. She has a refined sense of deadpan. A woman in her late fifties. She is impossibly charismatic. She is older than Lane. He is childlike underneath his white coat.
Action of Play 6. So please use these jokes as you will. Is never heard out loud. We never hear it. The message Ruhl sends is in the result of the joke, not in the joke itself. White couch, white vase, white lamp, white rug. The space should transform and surprise. The balcony should feel high but also intimate- a close-up shot. A room leading to the balcony is suggested but unseen. The couch turns into a hospital bed table, the balcony turns into an apple farm, and often times two different places can be seen at once.
Often the backdrop is portrayed as glass windows from the ground to the ceiling- you can often see Virginia cleaning through them. Subtitles for the scene are projected on the clear back wall in some productions.
Ruhl wrote these herself for each scene. Characters often tell jokes or speak to the audience without others listening. This seclusion is created by a center-stage spotlight. Examples of Set You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Visibility Others can see my Clipboard.