Cry It Out
By Molly Smith Metzler
Produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
Four months ago, Jessie was a corporate lawyer. Today, she is trying to comfort a screaming newborn. Isolated in a suburb while her commuter husband works long hours, Jessie is desperate to talk to anyone. When she spies a fellow new mom and neighbor, Lina, at the local Stop & Shop, she vaults over the cantaloupe to introduce herself. The two moms meet for coffee during naptime in the sweet spot behind their adjoining yards where both their baby monitors get reception, and a fast friendship is born. But their intimacy is punctured when a stranger asks if they would include his wife, a new mom who is having “a hard time,” in their coffee klatch. Reluctantly, the duo tries to become a trio with mixed and surprising results. 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.