Close To Home: Two new plays about how we live with the ones we love the most

Close to Home: Two New Plays About Family in 2019

Thrown Stone is pleased to announce its 2019 repertory season with two new plays that explore how we live with the ones we love the most.

Both plays deal with parenting and family — but at very different life stages. One explores early motherhood through the lens of class, while the other follows a loving, but strained relationship between a father and his adult daughter over the course of a decade.

The season begins with the Connecticut Premiere of Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler, opening July 12th. Commissioned by Actors Theatre of LouisvilleCry It Out had its world premiere at the 2017 Humana Festival, and has since been delighting audiences from Los Angeles to Detroit to Washington D.C.

The East Coast Premiere of Birds of North America by Anna Moench opens the following week on July 18th. Selected from a pool of over 80 submissions as the winner of Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s Generations new play competition, Birds received its world premiere at BETC in 2017.

Both are appropriate for ages 14 and up. Tickets go on sale February 18th.

Opening July 12th

Cry it Out by Molly Smith Metzler
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Opening July 18th

Birds of North America by Anna Moench
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About the Playwrights

Molly Smith MetzlerMolly Smith Metzler

Molly Smith Metzler is the author of Cry it Out, Elemeno Pea, The May Queen, Carve, Close Up Space and Training Wisteria. Her regional credits include: Northlight Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Chautauqua Theater Company, City Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Geva Theatre Center, Mixed Blood Theatre Company and more. In New York City: Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC). Read more » 

Anna MoenchAnna Moench

Anna Moench’s plays have been produced at WalkerSpace, the Old Vic, 59E59, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Cohesion Theatre Company, NYU Tisch, Indiana University of PA, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, The Kraine, The Looking Glass Theatre, and FringeNYC. Read more »

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