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Preview: NOV 14-16, 2023
Opening: NOV 17, 2023
Closing: DEC 16, 2023
ASL Performance: DEC 5, 2023

$20 Preview Performances
$35 Performances

Estimated run time: 100 minutes no intermission

Cry It Out
by Molly Smith Metzler

A hilarious comedy about the absurdities of motherhood
Jessie is Ivy League-educated and a prestigious lawyer; 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. The two new moms have agreed to meet for a naptime coffee in their adjoining yards where both their baby monitors get reception. A fast unlikely friendship is born over the trials and tribulations of new motherhood. Reluctantly, the duo becomes a trio when an ultra-wealthy neighbor asks if his wife, Adrienne, can join them. Afterall, she is another new mom who is "having a hard time." But how could a woman from Sands Point, one of the most expensive Great Gatsby-esque neighborhoods in the whole country, possibly be "having a hard time"? In this laugh out loud comedy with dark edges, Cry It Out takes an honest look at the complexities of parenthood, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effects of class disparity on motherhood in America.

cast image Full cast and production credits listed below!


adult content advisory
advisory scale 4 of 6
language advisory
advisory scale 3 of 6
loud noises advisory
advisory scale 1 of 6
Herbal cigarettes advisory
advisory scale 1 of 6

Trigger Warning:
Jessies shares that motherhood could be lonely like the book or movie "Room". Discussion of the Cry it Out Method. Jessies discusses her crash C-section or her "splash and slash". Lina complains about her mother-in-law starving the baby and being bad on her sobriety. Jessie shares that her doctor thinks she should go on anti-depressants. Jessies talks about how hard it is having a 6-week-old. Lina talks about how she must go back to work. Jessie doesn't think she will go back to work. Mitchell shares that Adrienne isn't connecting with the baby. Discussion of IVF treatments at least 2x. Mitchell stops drinking because of his alcoholic mother. Jessie believes that Adrienne is suffering from post-partum. Adrienne had a C-section that caused the cartilage in her wrist to develop Quervain's syndrome.
advisory scale 4 of 6 Adult Content: Lina shares that she talks to her breast pump. Lina talks about peeing on herself. Lina talks about having a baby on her boob. Lina says that her mother believes that her son's name sounds like an STD. Lina isn't married to the father of her child. Jessie shares struggles with her husband. Jessie talks about answering the FedEx delivery with her tit out. Lina talks about how everyone got drunk at her party and stepson's girlfriend broke the glass coffee table with her stripper foot. Jessie and her husband haven't been seeing eye to eye on how they see their lives together. Jessie and Lina believe that Mitchell is a stalker. Lina mentions Silence of the Lambs (murder mystery movie). Breastfeeding is discussed. Jessie and Lina talk about how their babies nibble on their boob. Adrienne throws eggs at Jessie's house.

advisory scale 3 of 6 Language: God 22x. Damn 2x. Fucking 15x. Fuck 8x. Hell 3x. Ass 5x. Goddamn 5x. Shit 19x. Tits 6x. Boob 2x. Moron 1x. Bullshitting 1x. Bitches 3x. Son of a Bitch 1x. Prick 1x. Motherfucker 3x. Vaginas 2x. Penis 1x. Shut up 2x.

advisory scale 1 of 6 Loud Noises: Babies crying several times

advisory scale 1 of 6 Cigarettes: Lina smokes a cigarette

Seating Chart

Seating Chart
*There is no late seating or re-seating at The Studio Theatre. This is for your safety and the safety of the performers.



Jessie Ashleigh Ann Gardner
Lina Megan Mistretta
Adrienne Roberta Emerson*
Mitchell David Goodloe
Female Understudy (Adrienne) Jada Griffin
Male Understudy (Mitchell) Marc Lucia

Production & Design Team

ProducerJason Goedken
Artistic DirectorWhitney Morse
Associate Artistic DirectorAngel Creeks
Director of Production Danielle Paccione
Production ManagerLeslie Becker
Technical DirectorClayton Becker
Company ManagerRyan Loeckel
House ManagerAlec Speers
Assistant House ManagerNichole Pollack
Assistant House ManagerMark Kirschenbaum
Marketing DirectorTaylor Adkins
Literary and Casting AssociateJordan Gregson
DirectorReiko Ho
Production Stage ManagerMadison Youngblood
Deck Stage ManagerStephanie Bezio
Swing Stage ManagerJess Mahoney
Scenic Designer & Props Design/Set DressingJoshua Gallagher
Costume Designer/Costume Shop SupervisorKat Henwood
Lighting DesignerColleen Doherty
Lighting Supervisor/Lead ElectricianCollin Hall
Sound DesignerSean-Joseph Choo
Audiovisual SupervisorKimber King
Duchess of CarpentryAlison Scharvella

*Denotes member of Actors Equity