Someone opens the curtains. Through the window, we can make out the interior of a petit bourgeois home. The old furniture with the lace doilies, the cheerless curtains, the black and white photographs--everything points to an elderly owner. Peering into this private space like voyeurs, we will see a meeting unfold within.
Three siblings, Nora, Jorge and Sergio, the last two accompanied by their wives, have come to their mother's home to decide who will care for her from now on. The two wives' refusal to shoulder the responsibility creates tension and, gradually, the dark side of this dysfunctional family is revealed in all its glory.
The recognizable characters, familiar events and dialogue taken from life are all dipped in the black humour and emotiveness the author and dramatist, Jorge Hugo Marín, reserved for this, the first work in the Family Matters
trilogy (Sobre algunos asuntos de familia
, 2009-11) which put the company La Maldita Vanidad
in the international spotlight.
After performance talk with La Maldita Vanidad Company