If the mythical Oedipus owes his name to his swollen legs, marked as an infant by his father before being led to his death, the Oedinous of this play has an untamed, swollen mind.
The drama (which can be described as an urban domestic drama) starts one morning, when a couple of scholars are preparing to celebrate their son’s 18th birthday. However, a series of bizarre details reveals a horrifying reality: that the couple's son died in infancy, and the son that approaches adulthood is nothing more than the father’s role game - one that has been going on for eighteen years.
It is very soon revealed that things are out of control; the imaginary "son" has become incarnated, and will claim the tragic weapons of his humanity: the murder of the father, the (re)union with the mother, the human tragedy.
A nightmarish psychological thriller where Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex meets Edward Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.