The play first introduces us to Mathilde (Karina Barros), a young Brazilian woman who works as the cleaning lady for a 50-ish doctor, Lane (Seva Anthony). Mathilde, whose parents were the funniest people in Brazil, is much more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than she is in cleaning anyone’s home, and that causes some tension between her and the uptight Lane. Fortunately, Lane’s sister, Virginia (Geraldine Librandi), happens to be a woman for whom cleaning is the essence of life, and she offers to do Mathilde’s dirty work for her. Unfortunately, Lane’s doctor husband, Charles (Robert Herrle), happens to fall in love with a patient (Ann Morrison), who, to add insult to injury, is 67 years old.
Karina Barros, Seva Anthony, Geraldine Librandi, Ann Morrison and Robert Herrle in the Banyan’s The Clean House.