Cry It Out by Molly Smith-Metzler

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Saturday, July 24th 2021 @ 7:30 PM

Location: Burton Leavitt Theatre


July 23 & 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm

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. 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 friend ship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.