Triangle Arts and Entertainment – News and Reviews Theatre Dance Music Arts

Tag: Exit Cuckoo

Lisa Ramirez in "Exit Cuckoo" (photo by Carel DiGrappa)

Lisa Ramirez’s “Exit Cuckoo” Turns a Gimlet Eye on Nannying and Motherhood

Playwright/performer/nanny Lisa Ramirez interweaves her own story with vivid vignettes of nannies from Ireland, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. She also paints unforgettable portraits of a pragmatic personnel-agency executive, a distraught grandmother who moved into Manhattan from the Bronx only to find herself competing for quality time with her grandchildren’s nanny, and mothers who begin to second-guess their decisions to try to “have it all.”