We begin inside a writer’s head. She is watching life. It is as much a mystery to her as it is to you or me. She decides to tell a story - your story, my story, her story, interacting stories, a story that may begin to solve the mystery - so she writes. She goes deep. The play she writes appeals to the director. He assembles his cast of actors and back stage crew and prepares to stage a physical interpretation of the writer’s story. The producers, understanding all this, create the real world circumstances that can bring the play and the audience together. The audience observe what is presented to them. They fill in the gaps with imagination, relate the character’s experiences to their own and create in each of their individual minds an end product. They walk into the streets influenced, possibly completely altered, by the experience - there they are observed by the writer, still watching life – and she wonders is the point of the mystery not so much to solve it as to share it? About “Not the Life I Ordered”, a musical by Dezy Walls.