We are introduced to the Baileys who live in a modest neighborhood in Gary, Indiana. The family has lived in the same house for generations.
Grandma Athena is the family glue and holds true to her role. She serves as a mediator and voice of reason for family and friends.
Cecile is the main voice of the play who finds herself learning about different people and their lives by being at the right place at the right time. Besides her bold listening in, she loves to tell people’s stories.
Susie-Ann is Cecile’s long-time, childhood friend. Susie-Ann lives in a house with her mother, sister, and abusive father.
Jeremiah, Leiquan, "Grandma’s Dictionary" (2013). Academic Symposium of Undergraduate Scholarship. 22.