Abingdon Theatre Company presents The Mother of Invention, a world-premiere play from the writer James Lecesne and director Tony Speciale. When Dottie Nerber’s son and daughter arrive to pack up the contents of their mother’s Florida home, their conflicting memories of her collide. As the siblings unpack family secrets, they must separate fact from fiction and are forced to question the narratives of their own lives. James Lecesne’s new full-length play is an unflinching and comedic look at how one family deals with the effects of Alzheimer’s. It asks why we tell the stories we do about the people we love, and how we live with those stories after they’ve been debunked. The Mother of Invention stars Concetta Tomei, with James Davis, Dan Domingues, Angela Reed, Isabella Russo and Dale Soules.