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Cooped up on maternity leave and eager for conversation, Jessie invites the funny and forthright Lina for coffee in their neighboring backyards. They become fast friends, quickly bonding over their shared new mom experience—and arousing the interest of a wealthy neighbor hoping for a similar connection. Cry it Out takes an honest look at the absurdities of new motherhood, the dilemma of returning to work versus staying at home, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship. This insightful comedy, written by award-winning playwright Molly Smith Metzler (Orange is the New Black, Shameless), premiered at the Humana Festival in Louisville in 2017.

A deeply felt topical drama that takes audiences on an emotional roller-coaster ride that whipsaws through laughs, poignant tears and moments of monumental rage. –LEO Weekly


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