Events / Cry It Out

Cry It Out

April 18, 2024 to April 21, 2024
A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, 6465 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105 (United States)

Presented by Washington University Performing Arts Department

Tickets on Sale August 15, 2023

Tickets are FREE to all WashU students with valid ID. To reserve your ticket, please visit the Washington University Box Office or call 314-935-6543. You can also claim a free ticket the night of at the box office window.

Written by Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by Andrea Urice

April 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m.
April 20 & 21 at 2 p.m

Jessie and Lina are neighbors and brand-new mothers on parental leave. The shared digital sweet spot of their baby monitors forces them to meet in the backyard for their daily coffee during naptime.  In this oasis, they share hilarious, maddening, heartbreaking stories about family, home, work and motherhood. Their friendship becomes an essential and empowering force in their lives.  

But hold on!  They learn that someone has been watching them…is there room for another parent in the oasis?

In Cry It Out, Molly Smith Metzler examines how each character navigates the socio-economic hand they have been dealt and scrutinizes the assumptions many still make about how a “good mother” should behave. It is a comedic gem with a shrewd and thoughtful undertow.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois