L’habitació del nen
Author: Josep Mª Benet i Jornet
A couple who are still young, with a small son, a financial situation we can imagine to be comfortable and a personal relationship we can call stable. Happiness. And suddenly there is a chance incident, related with their son, and the objective reality cracks. What has happened in the course of the incident? Father and mother, within the rarefied enclosure which is now their son’s room and where the look of others cannot question their opposed perceptions of events, wage a desperate battle to win over the other to their side. But there is no common point of reference to let them find each other again. Perhaps we are faced with a horror story; perhaps, within this horror story, we can come to wonder if, at a certain level, there is still the possibility of providing a clear answer to our most eschatological questions. Or perhaps the play is only a story like those told to children to make them sleep… but for adults… Or perhaps, it is merely a simple and slightly perverse child’s game.