• ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
2017-2018 | SEASON 26

EventbriteMarquee-CleanHouse

THE CLEAN HOUSE

JAN 19 20 26 27 28 FEB 2 3 4 | FRI & SAT 8PM SUN 2PM

TICKETS
by SARAH RUHL

directed by RHODIE JACKSON

COMEDY |  A married couple who are both doctors have hired a housekeeper named Matilde, an aspiring comedian from Brazil who’s more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in house-cleaning. This theatrical and wildly funny play is a whimsical and poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.

Fresh, funny … a memorable play.”  — The New York Times
Casts a spell that had me hooked.”  — The New York Daily News

 Winner 2003-2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize  |  Finalist – 2005 Pulitzer Prize 
REVIEWS .
Under the insightful direction of Rhodie Jackson, The Clean House is well paced and strikes a delicate balance between the action’s fantasy and reality.. Gloria Ware gives a commanding performance as Lane.. Gisella Silva is charming and captivating as Matilde.. Toni Lang Philips is convincing as Virginia, capturing her nervous energy and caring personality..  [Michael] Ray portrays Charles with great passion and [Gretta] Russe reveals Ana’s empathy, understanding and strength.. | READ FULL ARTICLE 
− Tamara McClaran, BUZZ
Matilde, a Brazilian maid.. is brilliantly portrayed by Gisella Silva… Lane, an American physician.. ia skillfully and playfully performed by Gloria Ware.. Toni Lang Phillips is wonderful as the gentle and emotionally needy Virginia.. Director Rhodie Jackson has done a masterful bit of casting.. | READ FULL ARTICLE 
− Dick Kerekes and Leisla Sansom, EU Jacksonville
photography by SUSAN ROCHE
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
THE CAST .
Gloria Ware
GLORIA WARE
as Lane
VIEW CREDITS
Gisella Silva
GISELLA SILVA
as Matilde
VIEW CREDITS
Toni Lang Philips
TONI LANG PHILIPS
as Virginia
VIEW CREDITS
Michael Ray
MICHAEL RAY
as Charles
VIEW CREDITS
Gretta Russe
GRETTA RUSSE
as Ana
VIEW CREDITS
PRODUCTION TEAM .

directer: RHODIE JACKSON
stage manager: ELIZABETH ROHMAN
choreographer: ASHLEY PENROD
light and sound design: BRYAN FRANK
costume design: RHODIE JACKSON and the cast
set design: RHODIE JACKSON
set decoration: TRACEY GALLAGHER, RHODIE JACKSON
light and sound operators: NICOLE KOSNIK ANDERSON, BETSY TOTTEN DARNELL
backstage crew: JONATHAN EDWARD LANG
light and sound tech: GORDON FRANK
set construction: GORDON FRANK, PAT WILSON, MEGHAN JOHNSON, BRIAN JOHNSON, BRYAN FRANK
poster design: SHEPHERD
web design and social media marketing: CARYL BUTTERLEY
production photography: SUSAN ROCHE
pr photography: CARYL BUTTERLEY
program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
opening night reception: AUDREY DEARBORN, THERESA ROOKEY, KEN ROOKEY, WALTER KRUPINSKI, BEV DENEEN, CAROL KALATA, SUSAN CATHCART, KAREN LAHEY

Top

MICHAEL RAY (Charles) has previously been seen onstage at Theatre Jacksonville as Lenny in Rumors, Lombardi in Lombardi, Sam Butcher in Hilda’s Yard, Signor Naccarelli in Light in the Piazza, and William Gillette in The Games Afoot. This is Michael’s first production with ABET.

GLORIA WARE (Lane) graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree and lived in New York City for a number of years where she worked at many theatres, including The Hudson Theatre, Oasis Theatre Company, Belfry Theatre Company, The Heights Players, East Manhattan Theatre Company, Lakota Theatre Company and Broadway Tomorrow. She is one of the original producers and co-owners of Glamo Production Company that produced local television and still has one show running on local access in NYC. She was the voice of the “Mrs.” for Reading China and Glass Company on the radio in the early 90’s. She has had the opportunity to perform in Texas, California, Kansas, Indiana, Arizona, Missouri and Florida. She most recently moved to Jacksonville in 2013 and has been seen locally as Hilda in Hilda’s Yard and Clairee’ in Steel Magnolias at Theatre Jax, Mama in Memphis and Lady Bird Johnson in All The Way at Players by the Sea, and as the narrator for Bent and Helen in Absence at The 5 & Dime. This is Gloria’s first performance with ABET.

GISELLA SILVA (Matilde) has previously been seen as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch, Gabriella in Boeing Boeing, Margaret/Dinah/Ida in The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Pamela/Annabella/Margaret in The 39 Steps, and various characters in Motherhood Out Loud. She serves as a Board Member at the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine. This is Gisella’s first appearance with ABET.

TONI LANG PHILIPS (Virginia) has previously appeared at ABET in The Hallelujah Girls, Love, Loss and What I Wore, and Once on This Island. She also appeared in Cotton Alley at Players by the Sea, and many other shows across NE Florida.

GRETTA RUSSE (Ana) studied acting and psychology at Concord University in WV and at Penn State University. She was in Players by the Sea’s New Voices production of Madame Bonaparte as multiple roles and played Bette in The Comparables at The 5 & Dime. Gretta’s performances with ABET include Susannah in Black Pearl Sings, Margaret in The Savannah Disputation, and, most recently as Lady MacDuff in Macbeth.