Loomer's Living Out Heads Back West to Seattle Repertory Theatre, Jan. 8-31

News   Loomer's Living Out Heads Back West to Seattle Repertory Theatre, Jan. 8-31 Lisa Loomer's Living Out, which garnered critical praise in its recent Off-Broadway incarnation at Second Stage Theatre, readies for the stage at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Jan. 8-31, 2004.
Kathryn Meisle (left) and Zilah Mendoza in Second Stage's production of Living Out
Kathryn Meisle (left) and Zilah Mendoza in Second Stage's production of Living Out

Seattle Rep artistic director Sharon Ott directs the work set to open at the Washington company's Bagley Wright Theatre Jan. 12, 2004. Living Out is set in modern-day Los Angeles where a Salvadoran woman grapples with finding a job as a nanny, tending to her husband's needs, becoming a citizen, bringing one son from her homeland and caring for another boy at home. When she lands a job with a back-to-work mother and her husband, a lie that gets her the job comes back to haunt her.

Playwright Loomer is the author of The Waiting Room and the screenplay "Girl, Interrupted." Other plays include Birds, Expecting Isabel, Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria!, Accelerando, Looking for Angels, Chain of Life and Bocón!

Julie Briskman and Stephanie Diaz star as the two working mothers in the Seattle staging with a cast that also includes Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Minerva Garcia, Leslie Law, Liz Mccarthy, Maria Elena Ramirez and Paul Morgan Stetler

The design team for Living Out features Matthew Smucker (scenic), Frances Kenny (costume), Rick Paulsen (lighting) and Steve LeGrand (sound).

Zilah Mendoza reprised her Los Angeles Ovation Award-nominated role as the nanny for the New York premiere, which she created in the Mark Taper Forum world premiere production in January, 2003.

For tickets to Living Out at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, at the corner of Second Avenue and Mercer Street in Seattle, WA, call (206) 443-2222 or toll-free at (877) 900-9285. For more information, visit www.seattlerep.org.