Comedic Play Presented by College Theatre Department
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The Franklin College Theatre Department will present its third play of the year, Cry It Out, at 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13.  All performances will be in Théâtre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts. Masks are required in all indoor spaces on campus regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.

Written by Molly Smith Metzler, the play is a comedy about two new moms from vastly different financial backgrounds that have one thing in common, the love they feel for their newborns. Their friendship is tested when a third mom tries to make the duo a trio, with mixed and surprising results. The play takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship and the effect class has on parenthood in America.

Lori Wolter Hudson will direct the play. Hudson is artistic director of The New Harmony Project (NHP), an arts non-profit supporting writers and artists creating stories for the stage and screen that interrogate the complexity of home. During her 18 years with NHP, she has developed work with Pulitzer, Oscar, Emmy and Tony-Award winning artists. She has worked on and off-Broadway and at theatres across the country. She was the inaugural recipient of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Charles Abbot Fellowship, is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and studied at the Moscow Art Theatre. Hudson is a Stage Directors and Choreographers associate member and a graduate of the University of Evansville.

The cast includes:

Josie Lyons, of Coatesville, will play the part of Jessie.

Lauren Minks, of Crawfordsville, will play the part of Lina.

Bryce Listner, of Franklin, will play the part of Mitchell.

Marian Case, of Pendleton, will play the part of Adrienne.

The crew includes:

Spencer Downhour, of Franklin, will serve as stage manager.

Jordan Hoard, of Plainfield, will serve as assistant director.

Katy Poff, of Edinburgh, will serve as assistant stage manager.

Robert Pollard, of Evansville, will serve as light board operator.

Jadyn List, of Newburgh, will serve as sound board operator.

Ken Casey, of Martinsville, will serve as house manager/box office.

Olivia Fanin, of Indianapolis, will serve as running crew.

Jaden Herbst, of Lafayette, will serve as running crew.

This production is being made possible by the Richard A. Harrison Visiting Theatre Artist Endowment which was established in 2014 by Richard A. Harrison, a 1957 alumnus of the college.

General admission is $12. Admission for each performance is $8 for students and seniors (55 and older). Tickets are payable by cash or check only. Franklin College students, faculty and staff will receive free admission with a valid Franklin College ID.

To reserve tickets, email tickets@FranklinCollege.edu or call (317) 738-8029 or (800) 852-0232, ext. 8029. Please claim reservations ten minutes before the performance. The box office opens one hour before the performance.

The Johnson Center for Fine Arts is located at the corner of Branigin Blvd. and Grizzly Dr. Traveling west on State Road 44, take a left onto Forsythe St.  Turn right onto Jefferson St., following the sign to the main entrance to the college. Turn left onto Branigin Blvd.  The Johnson Center for Fine Arts is on the left at the second stop sign.

Contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185 for more information. 

POSTED Feb 16, 2022