Summer Repertory Theatre - The Clean House

Because we know that the arts often provide an opening door for discussion about hard topics, the Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University is collaborating with The Bellingham Theater Works (BTW), our local community repertory theater company, to mount a series of plays this summer through the Fairhaven Repertory Theater series.  Each play has a major character who has cancer. 

The second play is The Clean House. In this comedy, Lane, a doctor who is too busy to clean her own house, hires Matilde, a feisty maid from Brazil who just happens to hate to clean and spends her time trying to make up the perfect joke. To cover for the maid, the doctor's neat-freak sister, Virginia, secretly takes over the housecleaning. As Lane's personal life comes crashing down around her, we are reminded that there is humor and beauty to be found in life’s biggest messes.  Although this play is in the comedy genre, one of the characters experiences a recurrence of breast cancer and chooses not to treat it, surfacing questions about our own choices about serious illness care.

The Palliative Care Institute will be hosting an audience 'talk-back' after the Sunday, July 7th performance.  

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Firehouse Arts and Event Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225