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Cry It Out

Sunday, April 21 | 2:00 PM

A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, Mallinckrodt Center

Cry It Out

Presented by the Performing Arts Department

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.

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Performing Arts Department | pad@wustl.edu

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