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Peter Davis

'Asking Questions' sheds light on family secrets

'Asking Questions' sheds light on family secrets

Nancy Murray's new play, "Asking Questions," is a Baltimore Playwrights Festival entry that will have you awaiting some crucial answers at Fells Point Corner Theatre. Murray's tightly scripted one-act is about family secrets. A relatively young-looking mother, Meg (Shanna Babbidge), must have been a teen-ager when she had her now-15-year-old daughter, Mandi (Julia Pickens). The tense relationship between mother and daughter in this single-parent household is now heightened by Meg's refusal to have a full discussion about the status of her husband. Mandi is told that he's dead, but it's such a terse account that the audience shares the girl's...