Cry It Out

Theatre en Bloc proudly presents the Regional Premiere of Molly Smith Metzler's CRY IT OUT, MAY 4 - 20, 2018.

Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her forthright neighbor Lina, also a new mom, for coffee on the patio between their duplexes. Despite their vastly different finances, they become fast friends during naptimes—while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie’s yard. A comedy with dark edges, Cry It Out takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.

“Comic gold…finely written!”

"Tender, revealing and incisive."

“…a deeply felt drama that takes audiences on an emotional roller-coaster ride that whipsaws through laughs, poignant tears and moments of monumental rage…”


Cry It Out features a female-centric cast, starring Lee Eddy, Christin Davis*, Jenny Lavery, and Ben Wolfe*.

Cry It Out is directed by Lily Wolff with Production Management by Blake Addyson, Lighting Design by Rachel Atkinson, Set Design by Austin Mueck, Costume Design by Jenny Hanna-Chambers, Stage Management by Joshua Secor, Photography by Errich Petersen, and Jenny Lavery as Producing Artistic Director. Cry It Out is funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

CRY IT OUT: 90 minutes. 1 intermission. All of the feelings.

Cry It Out will be performed at ZACH’s Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road ATX 78703


There are tiers of suggested donation amounts attached to each ticket. Your donations allow others to see it who couldn't otherwise afford tickets.

Seating is general admission once you are inside the theatre and will start at 7:50pm. Think Southwest Airlines. We will start letting people into the theatre based on the donation amount. The higher the donation, the sooner you are allowed into the theatre to pick your seat.

**THEATRE EN BLOC prides itself on being reflexive and responsive to best practices, our community, and our patrons' desires. We are in constant pursuit of how to make high quality art accessible and, at the same time, sustainable.

Our process is never complete without you. We would love your feedback. Please feel free to send feedback to or plan to stay after the show for a drink and an informal talk with the cast / en Bloc team.



May 2018
May 4th 2018, May 6th 2018, May 10th-11th 2018, May 13th-14th 2018, May 16th-20th 2018 at 8:00pm

Cast and Crew

Lee Eddy
Jenny Lavery
Christin Davis*
Ben Wolfe*