With the holiday season arriving, the PlayMakers Repertory Company is putting on a production of "Dot," a dark Christmas comedy written by award-winning playwright Colman Domingo.
The play starts two days before Christmas and follows Dotty, a mother who is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and her three children — Shelly, Donnie and Averie, who are all figuring out how to deal with it in their own way.
The play's director, Nicole Watson, explains that even though holidays are fun and meant for a good time, it’s also one of the only times you can have a serious conversation with all your family, like dealing with parents who are aging, dying or in a terrible state of health.
“The play finds a way to deal with it that is humorous but also really honest,” Watson said. “It sort of asks you about what it means to grow old and what do you want out of your life. Those are some good questions, even if you’re 18, 19 or 20.”
Adam Poole, who plays Donnie’s mid-life crisis baring husband, added to Watson’s thoughts.