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The playwright presents her play as a work in progress, about mothers and daughters, “illness” and “wellness”. The character of Lisa begins the “play”: “This play is not about my mother and me.” She focuses on her family “medical history and the Lansing, Michigan neighborhood where she grew up to knit together issues of health and illness both in the individual (her chronically unwell mother) and in a community.” The playwright’s mother, Ann, is a semi-invalid. As the “play” progresses, Lisa tries to discuss her past in Michigan and her mother. However, Ann corrects Lisa’s version of their past, and the other actors leave their assigned roles and instead talk with Ann about her life.