The play's main character, the social-activist Emma Joseph (played by second-year Sophie Hoyt) comes on a family visit after graduating law school.
Emma's father (played by first-year Thomas Noriega) argues with her over how they should deal with the fact that her grandfather acted as a Soviet spy.
Emma explains to her biggest donor Morty (played by second-year Tom Klosterman) that she feels uncomfortable accepting donations for her fund, since it is named for her grandfather.
Emma argues with her boyfriend Miguel (played by first-year Austin Regalado), who is exasperated that she is flagging in their mission to free a prisoner on death row because of her family's past.
Doubting her past, her family, and even the righteousness of her current social-justice work, Emma feels like her life is falling apart.