Cry it Out

Cry it Out

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.

Important Info

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes with no intermission

Recommended Age

Contains strong language

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All photos by T. Charles Erickson.

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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.

AfterWords Discussion

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

November 3

Rachel Spencer Hewitt

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.


Erin Gann

Caroline Kinsolving

Evelyn Spahr

Rachel Spencer Hewitt


Molly Smith Metzler

Rachel Alderman

Scenic Designer
Kristen Robinson

Costume Designer
Blair Gulledge

Lighting Designer
Matthew Richards

Sound Designer
Karin Graybash

Shaila Schmidt

Casting Director
Laura Stanczyk, CSA

Stage Manager
Kelly Hardy

Assistant Stage Manager
Chandalae Nyswonger


Lead Sponsor

Stanley Black & Decker


Rick & Beth Costello