Thrown Stone Theatre, Ridgefield: Any parent who experienced the early days of dealing with a newborn must see Molly Smith Metzler’s “Cry It Out.” There’s a lot to laugh about and just as much to cry about in what at first glance looks like a tribute to new mothers. In actuality, the playwright has so well crafted the absent characters in this play that it quickly becomes obvious that fathers, grandparents and family all face challenging issues when that package of joy enters the home.
It all starts when Jessie, desperate for adult companionship meets new mom and neighbor Lina at Stop & Shop. Both quickly become coffee break friends in their abutting Long Island backyards as close as their baby monitors will reach. On a daily basis they discuss breastfeeding, health concerns, their husbands and their finances.