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
18+

Warnings
Contains strong language

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

20

21

22

23

24
7:30

25
8:00

26
8:00

28

29
7:30

30
7:30

31
7:30

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

27

28

29

30

31

4

11

12
7:30

13

14
7:30

15
8:00

17
2:00

Days with a matinee and evening show

Preview performance

Playdate babysitting performance

Playdate
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:

November 2 @ 2 pm | November 3 @ 2 pm

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.

Ticket Prices

$25 | $45 | $65 | $80 | $95

All Regular Season Student Seats $20.

Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice.

Important Dates

  • 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?)

Preview Performances

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.

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All photos by T. Charles Erickson.

Related Events

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.

Cast

Mitchell
Erin Gann

Adrienne
Caroline Kinsolving

Lina
Evelyn Spahr

Jessie
Rachel Spencer Hewitt

Artistic

Playwright
Molly Smith Metzler

Director
Rachel Alderman

Scenic Designer
Kristen Robinson

Costume Designer
Blair Gulledge

Lighting Designer
Matthew Richards

Sound Designer
Karin Graybash

Dramaturg
Shaila Schmidt

Casting Director
Laura Stanczyk, CSA

Stage Manager
Kelly Hardy

Assistant Stage Manager
Chandalae Nyswonger

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

Stanley Black & Decker

Producers

Rick & Beth Costello

Sue Ann Collins