After the reading, Doerries facilitated a discussion with the audience and an expert panel composed of Volkow and Paul Christo,
M.D., M.B.A., a pain-management specialist at Johns Hopkins. Referring to the character of Mary Tyrone, whose addiction began
when she was treated with morphine after childbirth, Volkow pointed out that although the play was written in 1941 and set
in 1911, "we have not changed much in the way we treat pain."