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Something Clean

From 72 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

About the show

Playwright Selina Fillinger’s new drama for Roundabout slips into the jagged cracks of a sex crime’s aftermath—the guilt, the grief, and the ways we grapple with the unthinkable. More…

Wash the dishes. Mop the floors. Change the sheets. Change the past. Charlotte is a wife and mother who’ll try anything to put her family back together.

Member Reviews (72)


Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense


See it if The mom & dad are great actors & give very believable performances. Perhaps high school audiences will enjoy this show.

Don't see it if The young kid gives a one-dimensional overacted performance. Too many statistics are given over & over. Feels like an after-school special.

During previews
Profound, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if If you want to see good acting for the most part. An interesting story.

Don't see it if Choppy at times. More focus than necessary put on mother where direction should have been focused on others.

During previews
Slow, Quirky, Confusing

See it if You like deeply confusing drama.

Don't see it if You want some entertainment

During previews
Thought-provoking, Modern, Cliched, Banal

See it if you're interested in modern sexual and racial politics post #metoo.

Don't see it if you're not interesting in the side of the criminal's family or don't like serious subjects.

Also I thought the play was decently performed but riddled with labored met... Read more Read less

May 30th, 2019
"The star is the wonderful, nuanced and fascinating Kathryn Erbe, and the author, Selina Fillinger, is such a good writer...Fillinger manages to keep you riveted by writing about alarming contemporary issues with a style rarely encountered on today’s stages—real people saying real things to each ...
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June 2nd, 2019
"The play, which rapidly alternates scenes between Charlotte and either Doug or Joey, leads to an inevitable climax when the three meet and Charlotte’s subterfuge is exposed. The acting is consistently strong, with Kathryn Erbe’s performance being especially powerful...Margot Bordelon’s direction...
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June 4th, 2019
“An astonishingly confident play...Watching the play gave me the disorienting sensation of constantly being on shifting ground. It’s a feeling that’s not dissimilar to real life, which gives the play an ambiguous, contemporary authenticity that many similar new plays don’t quite fully achieve. Th...
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May 29th, 2019
"A beautifully observed, richly compassionate new drama...’Something Clean’ covers a remarkable amount of ground. Some of its plot contrivances creak a bit...But in focusing on the ripple effects of a sex crime on one unextraordinary life, ‘Something Clean’ keeps readjusting our point of view, al...
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