By Alice F. Chang, PhD and Paul Donnelly
Trees Don’t Mourn The Autumn tells the story the effects of breast cancer on one woman’s life. While it illuminates Emily’s experiences, both positive and not, with medical caregivers, the play also explores her need to seek reconciliation in other aspect of her life. She seeks out the daughter she gave up for adoption as an infant and becomes able to forgive herself and parents for each of their shortcomings. She ultimately comes to embrace the possibility of unexpected joy and rejuvenating miracles in middle age.