It Is Well
written and directed by Angela Jackson-Brown
debuted the fall of 2016 at the IndyFringe Theatre
Delphi Matthews is dying, or at least that is what the doctors are saying, so she knows it is time, past time actually, to get her little rag tag family in order, as she calls them. She is the mother of three daughters and none of them are ready to live life without her. Her oldest daughter, Cadence, appears on the surface to have everything in control but really, she is a scared little girl inside who wants nothing more than to be her mama’s little girl again. The middle girl BeBe is a drug addict who tries to be a good mother to her daughter, Jerycho, but the addiction seems stronger than her love for anyone, including herself. The youngest, Ashya, is the most put together of Delphi's daughters, but she is young and even though she tries to be strong for her mother and the rest of her family, she is terrified of what life will be like without her mother Delphi. Finally, Delphi also feels responsible for her older sister, Carlithia, who has lost everyone she loves, including her husband and son in a brutal car crash. So, instead of spending her last days trying to get herself ready for the hereafter, Delphi, instead, must quickly put her family through a crash course of what it is like to live their lives without her there to direct them.
Delphi Matthews – (late 50s-60s) the matriarch of the family. Delphi finds out she is dying of terminal cancer and wants to help heal the relationships between she and her daughters before she goes.
Reverend Dr. Carlithia Mosely – (60s) she is Delphi’s older sister and a minister in the Pentecostal church.
Cadence Matthews-Silverstone – (late 30s) Delphi’s oldest daughter. Cadence is married to wealthy white man and she is always the one the family goes to for money.
BeBe Matthews (mid 30s) Delphi’s middle daughter. BeBe is a single mother of a daughter and she struggles with alcohol and drug addiction.
Ashya Matthews – (18) Delphi’s youngest daughter who is about to graduate from high school. Ashya is her mother’s caretaker and a serious student.
Jerycho Matthews – (14) BeBe’s daughter. She is a freshman in high school and is quite precocious.