by Molly Smith Metzler

Connecticut Premiere

Three New Mothers.
Three Different Backgrounds.
One Shared Struggle.

Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her funny and forthright neighbor Lina, also a new mom, for coffee on the patio between their duplexes. Despite their vastly different finances, they become fast friends during naptimes—while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie’s yard. This comedy with dark edges takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the dilemma of returning to work, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship.

Limited Run:

July 12-28, 2019


Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance
440 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

“an emotional roller-coaster ride that whipsaws through laughs, poignant tears and moments of monumental rage…”

LEO Weekly »

“Beautiful… A production you need to see… Just don’t blame me if you walk out a sobbing mess and it opens up deep questions about what it means to be a mom today.”

Anthony Byrnes, KCRW 89.9 FM »

“I liked it so much I wanted to set up a day-care in the lobby.”

Chicago Tribune »

“A funny story that weaves together very different but highly meaningful stories from three new mothers. Whip smart.”


“Presents a more comprehensive picture of the challenges and triumphs of new motherhood… Tender, revealing and incisive. Cry it Out is consistently masterful in creating characters who feel real.”

WFPL Louisville »


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Cry It Out is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.