Theater crowd gets into ‘Living’ bow

Play eyes ties 'between Anglos and Hispanics'

Lisa Loomer wanted people in the business to see her latest work so she invited them to a sneak peek.

After 25 Latina nannies saw her play about Westside mothers and their live-in and living-out nannies, they asked: “How did you know that?”

At Wednesday night’s Impresario opening-night party for the Mark Taper Forum’s world premiere play, “Living Out,” Loomer divulged her secret. “I interviewed several nannies, and I have a nanny who’s my best critic for this play,” Loomer confided.

The humorous piece is “a way of looking at relationships between Anglos and Hispanics, touching on race, class and power in a personal way,” the vet Mark Taper playwright said.

Living-it-up out at the reception were director Bill Rauch, cast members Amy Aquino, Carlos Gomez, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Zilah Mendoza, Kate A. Mulligan, Maricela Ochoa, Diane Rodriguez and Elizabeth Ruscio; plus guests Jimmy Smits with Wanda de Jesus; Christine Lahti with Tom Schlamme; and Sharon Lawrence.

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