The Clean House Artist Profiles: Ellen Apel

1. At this moment, is your house clean? NONONONONO
2. What’s your favorite cleaning task? NOTHING! Ummm, maybe making the bed with clean sheets.
3. What’s your favorite thing about “The Clean House”? The mixture of bitter, savory, and sweet.
4. Why should people come see this show? Laughter and surprises! And a reminder that mess is an invaluable contribution to life.

Ellen Apel appears as Virginia in Theatre Unbound’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House. Theatre Unbound audiences may recognize her from The Good Fight, Murderess, Medea (a Noh Cycle), Chemical Imbalance, or long long ago – Broken Peaces. She has also worked with more than 20 Twin Cities theaters including Frank, Gremlin, Coup d’Etat, The Guthrie, The Jungle, Minnesota Jewish Theater, Park Square Theater, and Torch Theater. Some of her favorite roles include Nastya in The Lower Depths, Fanny in On the Verge, Regina in Little Foxes, Lottie in Enchanted April, Darcy in One Flea Spare, and Lady Macbeth. See will next be seen in Twelfth Night with The Orchard Theater Collective.
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