Cry It Out
By Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by David Lee
WARNING: This production contains adult language and content.
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 Long Island suburb while her commuter husband works long hours, Jessie is desperate to talk to anyone besides Food Network. So when she spies a fellow new mom and neighbor, Lina, at the local Stop & Shop, she vaults over the cantaloupe to introduce herself. Happy to have found each other, the two moms agree to meet for coffee during naptime in the sweet spot behind their adjoining yards where both their baby monitors get reception, and a fast friendship is born. Jessie and Lina may be from vastly different financial backgrounds—Jessie is Ivy-educated and of the manor born; Lina has a night-school nursing degree and terrible credit—but they have one huge thing in common: they’ve been cracked open by the love they feel for their newborns.
Jessie - Katie Wells
Lina - Krsnaa Fitch
Adrienne - Alyssa Crowley
Mitchell - Emerson Thoenen
Director - David Lee
Stage Manager - Emily Hisey
Set Designer - Linda Alexander-Radak
Lighting Designer - Jared Sparks
"Cry It Out" is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.