In an imperfect world, the best solution is to laugh.  Conflict and comedy weave a whimsical tale about cleaning, relationships and finding the perfect apple.   Award winning playwright Sarah Ruhl reminds us what’s important in life, and that humor and beauty still enchant in the most unlikely places.

Quick Info

  • Run Time: Approximately 2 hours including a 15 minute intermission.
  • Location: 25 Forest Ave, Portland ME
  • Dates: Sept 24 - Oct 13, 2019
  • Price: Previews $32-$37 | Sat & Sun Matinee $45-$65 | All other performances $40-$60 | Discounts for Seniors, Students, Rush35 and Groups.


Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl’s plays include How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, The Oldest Boy, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House, Orlando, Late: a cowboy song, Dear Elizabeth and Stage Kiss. She is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and a Tony Award nominee. Her plays have been produced on Broadway at the Lyceum by Lincoln Center Theater, off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, and at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi Newhouse Theater. Her plays have been produced regionally all over the country and have also been produced internationally, and translated into over twelve languages. Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University where she studied with Paula Vogel. She has received the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright award, the Susan Smith Blackburn award, the Whiting award, the Lily Award, a PEN award for mid-career playwrights, and the MacArthur “genius” award. Her book of essays 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write was published by Faber and Faber. She teaches at the Yale School of Drama and lives in Brooklyn with her family.