Cry it Out
October 24 – November 17, 2019
By Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by Rachel Alderman
An ode to modern-day motherhood, Cry it Out peers into the lives of four new parents with nothing in common except sleep deprivation, unreliable childcare and the notion of “having it all.” The darkly funny comedy takes a smart and honest look at the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work after being home with a newborn, and the effect social class has on parenthood in America.
Approximate Running Time
90 minutes with no intermission
Contains strong language
Days with a matinee and evening show
Playdate babysitting performance
Hartford Stage and Christ Church Cathedral are partnering to provide babysitting services for patrons attending the November 2 & 3 Matinee performances of Cry it Out. Learn more…
To purchase ticket AND add-on PlayDate, please select the performance in the calendar.
If you already have tickets to the show and would like to add-on PlayDate, click below:
Thank you for your interest in PlayDate, our new babysitting initiative pilot program!
PlayDate was developed jointly by Hartford Stage and Christ Church Cathedral to offer reliable, convenient childcare for parents eager to relax and enjoy a live theatre performance.
YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPACE 72 Hours in advance of the performance.
DAY OF PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:
- On the day of the performance, go directly to Christ Church Cathedral – 45 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103 (directly across the street from the Hartford Stage Box Office). Ring to bell to be let in. The ChildCare room is on the second floor. A Christ Church or Hartford Stage representative will escort you and your child to the space.
- Drop off will be between 1:30 and 1:50 pm before the 2 pm matinee
- Your tickets and a release form to be signed will be at the Church.
- Pick up will be within 20 minutes after the end of the show.
- Caregivers and Hartford Stage front of house staff will have seat information for all participating adults so that we can find you in case of an emergency.
INFORMATION ABOUT CHILD CARE INITIATIVE:
- All participating children must be between the ages of 2 and 10 years.
- Childcare providers are background checked and Safe Church trained.
- Older children will have a movie and age appropriate board games; younger children will have age appropriate toys and coloring.
- Snacks are the responsibility of parent/caregivers and should be labeled with instructions.
- Children do not need to be potty trained but diapering supplies should be provided by the family.
- There will be a 4 to 1 child to adult ratio with at least one CPR/First Aid trained care provider on site.
$25 | $45 | $65 | $80 | $95
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. All Regular Season Student Seats $20.
- October 24-30: Previews (what’s this?)
- November 1: Opening Night
- November 10, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm: Open Captioned Performance (what’s this?)
- November 16, 2:00 pm: Audio Described Performance (what’s this?)
Previews are the first week of a show. The director may still be making adjustments to the performance.
Open Captioned Performances
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
HPL @ Hartford Stage
Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage invite you to dig deeper into the world of the plays onstage. Use your Connecticut town library card to check out a book from the HPL @ Hartford Stage library kiosk located in the lower lobby of the theatre near Guest Services.
November 5, 6 and 12
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 pm performances on Tuesday or 2:00 pm Wednesday matinees. FREE
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Rachel Spencer Hewitt
Rachel Spencer Hewitt (Jessie) appeared on Broadway in King Charles III and Off-Broadway in Peter and the Starcatcher. Her regional credits include All’s Well That Ends Well (Sacramento Theatre Company) and the musical Fly by Night (TheatreWorks/Palo Alto). Spencer Hewitt is the founder of the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) for the Performing Arts, a national network and resource hub designed to break down barriers and stigmas surrounding parenthood in the theatre arts. Immediately following the 2:00 pm Matinee. FREE.
Rachel Spencer Hewitt
Molly Smith Metzler
Laura Stanczyk, CSA
Assistant Stage Manager