An unimaginable crime. An unmissable new drama.
Roundabout Underground brings another bold and vibrant new voice to the New York stage with Something Clean, “a beautifully observed, richly compassionate new drama” about the aftermath of the unthinkable.
This New York Times Critic’s Pick tells the story of Charlotte, a wife and mother desperate to put her world back together after her son’s crime brings it crashing down.
Rich with humor and humanity, Something Clean is “a shattering, heartrending exploration of the ripple effects of rape culture” (Time Out), a stirring appeal for the empathy we owe each other.
Running time: 85 minutes with no intermission.
Please note that there is no late seating for this production and the show begins promptly. If you arrive after the designated performance time you will not be admitted.
Major support for Something Clean and Roundabout Underground is provided by Jodi Glucksman.
Something Clean was originally commissioned and developed through the Sideshow Theatre Company Freshness Initiative.
Something Clean is a recipient of the 2019 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award.
- Alec Baldwin
- James Costa and John Archibald
- Linda L. D’Onofrio
- Peggy and Mark Ellis
- Howard Gilman Foundation
- Jodi Glucksman
- Sylvia Golden
- Judith and Douglas Krupp
- K. Myers
- Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner
- Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
- Ira Pittelman
- Laura S. Rodgers
- Mary Solomon
- Lauren and Danny Stein
- Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
- The Tow Foundation
For every production, we create an UPSTAGE guide that features interviews with the production’s creative team members, contextual information about the play and teacher resources and activities to enhance your experience.
About Roundabout Underground
Roundabout Underground productions are produced in Roundabout's Black Box Theatre located within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. It is an initiative designed to foster new works by emerging theatre artists. Roundabout Underground allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are not viable on its larger stages, whether giving a debut production to an emerging writer or allowing an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots. In addition to receiving an opportunity to debut their works as full-scale productions, up-and-coming playwrights receive the significant artistic and financial support of the country's largest not-for-profit theatre and a nurturing environment in which to debut their work. Note: Roundabout Underground productions cannot be purchased as part of a season package.
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