The Clean House

Rated 4.0

This funky comedy comfortably resides at B Street Theatre, home of eccentric new works. Written by young playwright Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House takes a simple premise of dysfunctional sisters and a cleaning woman who hates to clean, stirs in memorable-but-flawed characters and relationships, and dusts it with a dash of magical realism. Ruhl has an ear for dialogue and a clever feel for characters, while sprinkling in memories, fantasies and a touch of telenovela.
B Street Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday; $25-$30. 2711 B Street; (916) 443-5300, Through June 17.