The Clean House

Matilde, who works as a maid, really wants to be a comedian. Playwright Sarah Ruhl incorporates elements of magical realism that, while often funny or touching, don’t seem fully integrated into the plot. Lori Russo-Ocampo directs on a highly utilitarian, pristine white set by John Ewing. Thu 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm; Through 12/14; $12-$18; Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd.; (916) 960-3036; J.C.