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“Cry It Out” at Theatre B

May 10 @ 7:30 pm

$12 – $25

A Fresh Look at Parenting in Theatre B’s Spring Play

Diapers. Laundry. Sleep deprivation. Daily tedium and moments of bliss. Months of isolation and instant bonds.

Cry It Out is a fresh, funny, insightful look at the extremes and absurdities of modern day parenting.

 

Neighbors from very different backgrounds are thrown together by a random shared circumstance: they are all new parents. But are the common trials of dirty diapers, spousal expectations, inconsistent medical advice, hovering grandparents, and looming professional obligations enough to actually build lasting friendships? Cry It Out examines the social norms and broad disparities parents experience in the US today.

 

Theatre B is an Ensemble company and many artistic decisions are shared. In the case of Cry It Out, everyone agreed it was important to bring together a cast and crew that had actual parents on the creative team. Although she is usually a performer, Theatre B Co-Founder and Resident Parent, Carrie Wintersteen, was inspired to direct Cry It Out. “I am the company mom,” says Wintersteen. “As a founder, that’s how you feel, like the company is your baby. My actual kids even call Theatre B their little brother, because they watched this venture grow up. Although we all joke that it may never move out.”

 

The cast is made up of other Theatre B parents, too. Maren Jystad-Spar is returning to the stage after a seven year hiatus. She has been at home raising four small children. Maren plays a new mom named Jessie. Jystad-Spar says this of Jessie’s character: “She is desperate for a community. She is stuck between what her husband wants and knows (from his childhood) and what she wants, which evolves after the birth of their daughter. Jessie desperately wants to be a stay at home mom but at the same time she’s going crazy being alone all day with the baby — I’ve totally been there.”

 

Tim Larson plays the one father in the play. His wife, who stage managed Theatre B’s last play, Blackbird, is expecting their third child this summer. Tim’s favorite line from the show is: ‘It’s like an alien stole my wife.’ He explains that his character is talking about how different his wife has become, and it just perfectly illustrates the changes a family can go through when children arrive. “We as people change, and a new dynamic occurs. That’s a complete shock to a lot of new parents”.

Cast:

Jessie …………………………………………………………… Maren Jystad-Spar*

Lina ………………………………………………………………… Crystal Cossette*

Mitchell …………………………………………………………………. Tim Larson*

Adrienne ……………………………………………………………. Missy Teeters*

*Theatre B Ensemble Member

 

 

Performances:

Thursday, April 25 – Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 2 – Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 9 – Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

For tickets and information, please visit www.theatreb.org

 

About Theatre B:

The mission of Theatre B is to invigorate civic conversation through intimate and transformative story-telling. Since 2003, the Ensemble and guest artists of Theatre B have brought to life a wide variety of the latest award-winning plays and bold new works. By removing barriers between actor and audience, and intensifying the experience of intimacy, Theatre B productions inspire a sense of community, engage conversation, and prompt viewers to contemplate the stories long after they have left the theatre. For more information about Theatre B, visit www.theatreb.org.

 

“Rearranging the furniture of your mind.”

Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$12 – $25
Event Category:
Website:
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=91028

Organizer

Theatre B
Phone:
(701) 729-8880
Website:
http://www.theatreb.org/

Venue

Theatre B
215 10th St N
Moorhead, MN 56560 United States
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Phone:
(701) 729-8880
Website:
http://www.theatreb.org