The Resilience Staged Reading Series: CRY IT OUT

Memorial Hall presents
The Resilience Staged Reading Series

CRY IT OUT – Regional Premiere Dramedy
By Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by Leslie Goddard

October 15, 22, 24, 29 & 30
The Memorial Hall Green Ballroom

First-time mothers reckon with boundaries of class, economy, and the impossibility of “having it all.”

Jessie is a corporate lawyer in a Manhattan firm. Lina is a community-college dropout and born-and-bred Long Islander. They don’t seem to have anything in common, but marooned at home with infants, they strike up a fast friendship. In the yard between their houses—as far as their baby monitors will reach—they bond over sleep deprivation, unreliable childcare, and “having it all.”

Broadway veteran Leslie Goddard helms a candid comedy about who gets to make which hard choices in the tinderbox of parenthood and class in the United States.

Cincinnati theatre star Miranda McGee takes on the role of ambitious and caustic Adrienne, whose high-powered professional life seems incompatible with her role as a mother. Gifted rising professional Brianna Bernard carries much of the play’s weight in the role of Jessie, joining active young actor Sarah Zaffiro (Lina) and veteran local thespian and director Aaron Whitehead (Mitchell), who makes his Memorial Hall debut.

CRY IT OUT IS Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

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About The Resilience Staged Reading Series
Live performance returns to historic Memorial Hall as gifted theatre artists explore vital dialogues of our turbulent times in the Resilience Staged Reading Series. With a maximum capacity of just 24 patrons, four contemporary plays and adaptations are presented in the safe, socially distant Green Ballroom.
Tables are available in socializing groups of two or four. In lieu of tickets, reservations may be made with a pay-what-you-can donation. The recommended donation is $20 per person. All net proceeds of the intimate productions will directly benefit the theater artists on stage and behind the scenes. For donation amounts other than those listed on the ticketing page, please call the Memorial Hall Box Office (Tue – Fri, Noon – 4 pm) at (513) 977.8838.

As of this writing on October 7, 2020, Hamilton County has re-entered the “red” category (Level 3) in the State of Ohio’s COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines for the Public. At this level, citizens are advised of “[v]ery high exposure and spread,” to “[l]imit activities as much as possible,” and to “[f]ollow all current health orders.” The red category is based on a score of 4 – 5 in the State’s Alert Indicators.

At this time, Hamilton County ranks 30th out of 88 counties in Ohio in terms of cases per 100,000 citizens, per data for the second half of September.

Memorial Hall has taken significant steps to provide a safe environment for our patrons and performers, as detailed herein. If you are uncomfortable with attending an indoor performance with these safety measures in place, please do not attend. We will be happy to issue full refunds to anyone who wishes not to attend as a result of changing conditions with the pandemic.




Thu, October 15, 2020 thru Fri, October 30, 2020


8:00 PM


Recommended donation is $20 per person

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