Auditions Announced for CRY IT OUT at Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020Mariemont Players, Inc. is pleased to announce auditions for CRY IT OUT by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Becky Collins and produced by Fred Murrell.

Auditions will be held Sunday, December 4th, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Monday, December 5th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Mariemont Players, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.

Synopsis: In the sweet spot between their yards in Port Washington, Long Island, where both baby monitors get reception, new moms Jessie and Lina bond over coffee during nap time while laughing through the highs and lows of motherhood. 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.

Please sign up for a time slot here:

Audition Requirements: Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  Headshot and resume are appreciated but are not required.  Contact the director at with questions or accommodation needs.

Callbacks: Callbacks are not anticipated, but, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 PM. Each auditioner will be individually contacted by the producer before a cast list is posted.

Rehearsal times: Rehearsals will begin March 13th and take place weeknights, 3-4 times a week with the schedule to be posted after the cast announcement.

Production Dates: Thursday, May 4th-7:30pm, Friday, May 5th-7:30pm, Saturday, May 6th-7:30pm, Sunday, May 7th-2:00pm, Thursday, May 11th-7:30pm, Friday, May 12th-7:30pm, Saturday, May 13th-2:00pm, Saturday, May 13th-7:30pm, Sunday, May 14th-2:00pm, Thursday, May 18th-7:30pm, Friday, May 19th-7:30pm, Saturday, May 20th-7:30pm, Sunday, May 21st-2:00pm

Character Notes:
All characters are in their 20s or 40s. Taking place in Long Island in an area where worlds collide, actors of all races, ethnicities, body types, gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to audition.

JESSIE (mid-30’s): Married to a North Shore native; recently relocated to Port (from Manhattan) to raise her family.  Beloved by every teacher she has ever had.  Always gives the perfect toast; aways organizes the group gift.  But in private, Jessie tends toward anxiety.  She doesn’t like empty days on calendars or being alone. Works 90 weeks in the city as a corporate lawyer or did until Allie was born.  Now she’s in yoga pants.

LINA (late 20’s/early 30’s): From Long Beach (on the south shore of Long Island) and you can tell it immediately—she is very South Shore: acrylic neon nails, big hoops, velour track suits, Mets trucker hats—and a huge Italian family.  Lina failed out of community college, curses too much and blasts the music too loudly in the car.  But she is also fantastically winning. She’s fun, funny, and refreshingly genuine.  Knows how to change a tire.  Works at St. Francs Hospital.

MITCHELL (late 30’s/early 40’s or slightly older): Adrienne’s husband, works in investment capital. A math nerd who is amazing with numbers, not people. Serious, shrewd, sensitive. The kid who ate lunch in the library because he was so shy. Mitchell grew up in a tough house in the toughest part of Utica and scholar shipped his way to where he is now. Grades, status, and success are his currency.  But becoming a father has changed him. He makes goofy faces now, stares out windows during meetings. His sentences end in question marks.

ADRIENNE (mid/late 30’s): Mitchell’s wife. Elegant, powerful, aloof, and slightly rock ’n’ roll. Has eyes that are constantly assessing. The kind of woman you see climbing out of a dark sedan at JFK heading somewhere cool. Adrienne grew up on Central Park West, attended posh boarding schools, studied art abroad, and could give you the best-ever guided tour of MoMA. She has never signed and email with an x or an o, but she is loyal and ferocious. A jewelry designer.


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