THE DOOR CLOSED AND THE HOUSE WAS SMALL
by Ricardo Neves-Neves (Portugal) , translated by Sarah Greenwood
A real estate comedy for two actors.
Two immovable assets seek a home.
Or should it be: one immovable asset seeks a home. The other’s only there to open the door.
Buyer and estate agent throw themselves off a waterfall and head in search of a house or cave or chilled watermelon for the immovable to inhabit.
In anti-epic style, they comb the city with their eyes peeled.
Anecdotes become real, urban myths write themselves into history and back again as the furniture disappears into the undergrowth and the hope of finding a property that suits sinks into the substantial cracks between the floorboards.
How to buy a house in a land where foreign investment has forced prices through the proverbial roof?
How to cater for a buyer that insists on one detail as arbitrary as a doorbell?
Aren’t there days when we all want to stop the world from spinning?
Find your answers and your questions here, but don’t hold out for a happy ending!