Polk State College continues to celebrate 50 years of theatre with the first production of the Spring 2018 semester– “The Clean House.”
The romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl follows a married couple and their hired housekeeper, Matilde, an aspiring comedian from Brazil who would rather come up with the perfect joke than clean.
Polk State’s production, directed by Mark Graham, will open February 15 and run through the weekend with 7:30 p.m. curtain times Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, February 18 at the Winter Haven Campus Main Stage Theatre, 999 Ave. H N.E.
Tickets for the public are $5 each on opening night and $10 each for the other performances. The box office opens one hour before curtain time. Seating is limited and it is recommended that reservations be made online at polk.edu/the-arts/box-office or by calling 863.297.1050. Performances are free for students, faculty, and staff with their Polk State IDs.
“This is a great opportunity for the local community to see and experience this humorous, modern play,” Theatre Program Coordinator Mark Hartfield said. “The cast and crew are working hard and can’t wait to have the audience join them for the fun.”
The 50-year celebration of Polk State Theatre will continue through the Spring 2018 semester, culminating on opening night of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on April 12. A party honoring Polk State Theatre Program alumni will precede the performance.
Polk State’s theatre productions provide the opportunity for students, alumni, and regional talent to share the stage while transporting the audience to another space and time. The College is very proud to celebrate 50 years of theatre, made possibly by very talented students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Polk County community.
Arts programming at Polk State is not only about high-quality theatrical productions, musical performances, and gallery exhibits. Polk State offers students and the community an opportunity to showcase their talents while pursuing higher learning. For more information about The Arts at Polk State College, visit polk.edu/arts.