The McPherson College Theatre Department will present “The Clean House,” on January 31, February 1 and February 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mingenback Theatre at McPherson College.

The piece by Sarah Ruhl focuses on Matilde, a Brazilian cleaning woman set on inventing the perfect joke. Ruhl blends the mundane with the extraordinary in this deceptively simple piece about love, loss, and laughter. It was a finalist for the 2005 Pultizer Prize.

“I’ve been looking forward to producing this show since I first read the script,” Jd. Bowman, McPherson College theatre professor, said. “Ruhl’s work is amazingly metaphorical and just sublimely written. The script’s treatment of forgiveness and depression are unlike what I’ve seen previously.”

The cast includes: Micaila Curtis, Courtney Weesner, Maddie Mullins, and Liz Thornton. It is directed by Bowman who is assisted by Bailey Short, technical director; Harvey Yeoman, stage manager; J. Tanner Trigg, set; Tomi Simmons, lights; and Erin Fralick, costume and props.

First-Nighters, the theatre’s season ticket holders, can dine on California cuisine all three nights beginning at 6:15 p.m. To make reservations, contact the ticket office at (620) 242-0444 or email theatre@mcpherson.edu. Tickets for the performances are $5 or $3.50 for seniors and students.