Winner of the City of Malaga Prize 2019, Roberto Osa’s latest play, Correspondencia, is a dark comedy set before and after a funeral in small-town Spain. As the wake progresses, a family’s secrets are gradually revealed.
Everyone rushes to view the deceased. SILENCE.
MARTA: They’ve done a good job with her.
EUGENIO: She looks a bit stern.
JUAN: She always looked a bit stern.
CARLOS: She doesn’t seem… She doesn’t look… She looks odd.
JUAN: She looks dead.
MARTA: I think she looks beautiful. A bit stern, maybe, but beautiful.
CARLOS: Her mouth is… I don’t know…
CARETAKER: We put a touch of glue on their lips to prevent the evacuation of fluids during the wake.
CARETAKER: Yes, madam. Glue.
JUAN: It must have been the strong stuff.
CARLOS: Uncle Juan, please, not now…