Photos by Christine Mitchell

CRY IT OUT by Molly Smith Metzler

When it comes to being a new parent, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. A comedy with dark edges that is brilliantly funny and painfully true, Cry It Out confronts the pressure to have it all when having it all is a giant lie. From the writer of Orange is the New Black, Shameless, and Maid (all on Netflix), Cry It Out takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.

“Empathetic and enjoyable … it all rings utterly true.” — Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Join us at the historic Kenmore Community Club, nestled within breweries and restaurants, and just off the Burke-Gilman Trail. General Admission $25, seniors/students/military $20.


Heilman & Haver Review

by Greg Heilman

Cry It Out is a rare commodity. It’s enlightening, but not preachy, it’s funny without losing the seriousness of the message, and it’s timeless. It is a show that, while told through the lens of motherhood, is a layered thesis on sex roles, class, societal expectations, judgement, and the hard choices that befall new parents. Presented here by an excellent cast under the direction of Betsy Mugavero, the As If production of Cry It Out serves up that most important of dishes, perspective.


KENMORE Community Club
7304 NE 175th St, Kenmore, WA


Taryn Pearce as Jessie
Gabriela Noble as Lina
Varun Kainth as Mitchell
Kira Dorrian as Adrienne


Betsy Mugavero – Director
Seamus C. Smith – Stage Manager
Ken Michels – Set Design
Gwyn Skone – Lighting Design
William French – Sound Design
Chandria Danelle – Properties Design
Ali Kidder-Mostrom – Costume Design
Marianna de Fazio – Dialect Coach
Amy Gentry – Producer
Cindy Giese FrenchProducer
Stacey Hansen – Producer

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois