The Designated Daughter is being presented by The Marsh San Francisco as part of the Reimagine End of Life festival, a citywide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Every family has one: the dutiful child who stays behind shouldering familial responsibilities. Podesta wasn’t that daughter. However, when her elderly mother moves in – wreaking comic chaos, forcing a painful confrontation with a buried past, and prompting the search for the perfect pajamas – she has one last chance to build a bond of truth and love. The result is a haunting, beautiful, and ultimately uplifting show about caregiving for a dying parent that asks: What do the living owe the dying? Moreover, what do the dying truly bequeath the living? Post-show talkbacks, featuring experts in everything from caregiver educators to authors, will be offered throughout the run.