April 26th – May 12th, 2019
Sponsored by Linda Archer
by Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by Rebekah Suellau
Four months ago, Jessie was a corporate lawyer with a glamorous Manhattan life. Today, she is in dirty yoga pants, covered in breast milk, trying to comfort a screaming newborn. Isolated in a sleepy suburb, Jessie is desperate to talk to anyone besides the Food Network. So when she spies a fellow new mom and neighbor, Lina, at the local Stop & Shop, one coffee together quickly becomes a daily coffee. But their intimacy is punctured when a stranger who lives in the mansion up on the cliff appears in the yard, asking if they would include his wife. Reluctantly, the duo tries to become a trio, but with very mixed—and surprising—results. A comedy with dark edges, CRY IT OUT takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.
Featuring Miranda Barnett (Clybourne Park, Boeing Boeing, Vanya and Sonja and Masha and Spike), Amanda Sox (The Cake, In the Next Room), Brooke Owens (Warehouse debut), and Jason D. Johnson (Richard III, Metamorphoses).
Featuring designs by Elizabeth Jarrett (Scenic), Kevin Frazier (Lights), Elizabeth Gray (Costumes), Marc Gwinn (Sound), and Cassidy Bowles (Properties).