October 8, 2012
The Boulevard closes its 27th season with Lisa Loomer's LIVING OUT running from April 24th through May 12th.
LIVING OUT is a unique play telling the story of a complex relationship between a Salvadoran nanny and the Anglo lawyer she works for. Both women are smart. hard-working mothers. Both want better lives for their children. This play explores the shared humanity between them and the differences wrought by race, class, and status. Through Ana (the nanny), we understand what it means to have one child in another country and struggle to support another child while caring for someone else's. Through Nancy (the lawyer), we understand the pressure on women today who face the challenge of battling the cost of fulfilling both personal and professional goals.
Lisa Loomer is a prolific playwright of Spanish and Romanian ancestry whose work has been produced around the globe. This play, considered an important example of current issues, is taught in women's studies and Latino studies programs.
LIVING OUT is directed by Milwaukee actor, playwright and director, Beth Monhollen. Beth has appeared in numerous plays at the Boulevard, Windfall Theatre, and Optimist Theatre. She has authored plays portraying the struggles of poor college students and restaurant workers trying to realize the American dream.
Starring in the role of Ana, the Salvadoran nanny, is Marion Araujo. Nancy, the Anglo lawyer, is played by Rachel Lewandowski. The rest of the cast includes Jason Will, Nigel Wade, Brooke Wegner, Barbara Weber, Julie Alonzo-Calteaux, and Christina Mata.
Performance dates for LIVING OUT:
Note: $15 student tickets are available (excluding the closing weekend). Must present ID at check-in.
Watch an interview with director Beth Monhollen about why to see LIVING OUT!
Cast members of LIVING OUT!
Marion Araujo, Barbara Weber, and Christina Mata; photo by Troy Freund