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  Cry It Out at Atwater Village Theatre

Cry It Out

Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave Atwater Village

Cooped up on maternity leave and eager for conversation, Jessie invites the funny and forthright Lina for coffee in their neighboring backyards. They become fast friends, quickly bonding over their shared “new mom” experience—and arousing the interest of a wealthy neighbor hoping for a similar connection. This insightful comedy takes an honest look at the absurdities of new motherhood, the dilemma of returning to work versus staying at home, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship.

Thru - Aug 19, 2018



Price: $34

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 323-644-1929

www.ensemblestudiotheatrela.org



  Cry It Out Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...Dramatically, all these characters remain inflexibly true to type. They don't surprise us; their choices are predictable based on their personalities and circumstances. Although this may further a social critique about moms' limited options, it also makes them less interesting."
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Philip Brandes


LA Daily News - Highly Recommended

"..."Cry It Out" - a title superficially referencing the debate about whether to leave babies to cry themselves to sleep - is a play of priorities and impressions, of empathy and disconnect. These characters face the choices many new parents face in the modern world, few of which are easy. Funny, wrenching and achingly recognizable as truth, the play will definitely leave an impression, and one worth mulling over."
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Frances Baum Nicholson


Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...Metzler explores the joys and tribulations of motherhood, not the most profound or exotic topic for a drama - but this delicate work conveys a theme with variations that will certainly connect with those who have experienced the impact of a new baby on a household."
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Tony Frankel


Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...You don’t have to be a stay-at-home nursing mom to fall in love with Molly Smith Metzler’s Cry It Out, but if you are, this one’s especially for you, and it’s about time."
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Steven Stanley


KCRW - Highly Recommended

"...This is a production you need to see. The cast is phenomenal; the direction and design elegant and clear - it’s a beautiful 90 minutes. Just don’t blame me if you walk out a sobbing mess and it opens up deep questions about what it means to be a mom today."
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Anthony Byrnes


Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Caring for an infant is an important part of life, yet its difficulties are rarely depicted in the arts. While there is no lack of stories about pregnancy and birth, once the child is born, the drama seems to be considered less interesting. Playwright Molly Smith Metzler begs to differ, and her play Cry It Out ably demonstrates what a compelling and complex subject the caring of babies can be. The Echo Theater Company’s West Coast premiere of the show under Lindsay Allbaugh’s direction is an accomplished production, and the cast is superb."
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Terry Morgan


Discover Hollywood - Highly Recommended

"...Cry It Out is the perfect moms night out. Grab your playgroup, Moms Club, or PTA friends and laugh and cry along to issues that you already know far too well."
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Kathy Flynn


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