Cry It Out
A Philadelphia Premiere Production || In Partnership with Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL)
Directed by Tamanya M. M. Garza || June 5 - 23, 2019 || The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake
Run time 2 hours with one 10-minute Intermission.
Jessie is a corporate lawyer with a glamorous Manhattan life. Lina works the night shift and has terrible credit—but they have one huge thing in common: they’ve been cracked open by the love they feel for their newborns. One coffee quickly becomes a daily coffee, as Jessie and Lina laugh through the highs and lows of motherhood. But their intimacy is punctured when a stranger who lives in the mansion up on the cliff appears in the yard, asking if they would include his wife, a new mom who is having “a hard time,” in their coffee klatch. The duo tries to become a trio, but with very mixed—and surprising—results. After all, this is a town where the haves and the have-nots live in very close company.
A comedy with dark edges, Cry It Out takes a brutally honest look at the power of friendship between women, the dilemma of going back to work after an absurdly short maternity leave, and how economic status can profoundly impact the mothers we are allowed to be.
Simpatico is partnering with PAAL (Parent Artist Advocacy League) during this production to create a family friendly rehearsal schedule and child-care opportunities for artists and audiences in order to focus on the working parent/artist.
Featuring: Angelica Jackson, Brandi Burgess, Anita Holland, and Newton Buchanan
Artistic Team: Marie Laster (Props and Scenic), Alyssandra Docherty (Lighting), Liz Atkinson (Sound), Ariel Wang (Costumes), Monica Flory (Dramaturg and Asst. Director), Flannel & Hammer