The original plays of Myra Anderson Stephens — some very whimsical, others pitched toward relationship issues — have graced various Nashville stages in the not-too-distant past. Here Stephens gets dead serious, offering an unflinching look at life on the streets as she profiles a community of lost souls residing under an elevated train bridge in Chicago. The chief protagonists are a mother and her daughter who, with their adopted family of displaced persons, must count on each other for survival. Stephens also directs this GroundWorks Theatre production, and she’s assembled some experienced players — Lauren Shakespeare, John Silvestro, Adele Akin and Meigie Mabry, among them — who should be able to give the tough dialogue a meaningful workout. Fourteen-year-old Bellevue Middle School student Kelsie Anderson has a pivotal but wordless role in the production. Due to its mature themes, the play is not considered appropriate for children under the age of 16. The March 3 performance is a benefit for Open Table Nashville, the nonprofit interfaith community that works to disrupt cycles of poverty, supports the marginalized and educates about homelessness.