DORSET — The Dorset Theatre Festival has announced that their upcoming season will begin with a production of ‘Cry It Out’ written by by Molly Smith Metzler, and directed by Marc Masterson. “Cry It Out” will begin performances on June 21 at the Dorset Playhouse, and will run through July 14. ‘Cry It Out’ will occupy the slot for the previously announced production of Herb Gardner’s ‘I’m Not Rappaport’ starring Judd Hirsch, which has been postponed to Summer 2019 to allow Mr. Hirsch to recuperate from back surgery.
‘Cry It Out’ is an absurdist look at the dilemma of returning to work after childbirth and how class impacts parenthood and friendship.
‘Cry It Out’ will be followed by a new production of Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Skeleton Crew’ In this third play in Morisseau’s Detroit trilogy, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step? ‘Skeleton Crew’ will run from Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, August 4.
The 2018 season will continue with ‘Pride and Prejudice’ running Thursday, August 9-Saturday August 25. The season will conclude with ‘Ann’ by award-winning actress and writer Holland Taylor. ‘Ann’ is an inspiring and hilarious play that brings us face to face with the complex, colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed, and will be performed by two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson (“House of Cards,” “Madam Secretary”). ‘Ann’ takes a revealing look at the impassioned woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends, and family. Performances begin Wednesday August 29 for a run through Saturday September 1.