A Chamber Play
Helena is a psychoanalyst. Alice, a young woman, comes to Helena’s reception for treatment of her compulsive seduction behaviour. As Alice tells the story of her latest conquest, Helena suddenly grasps who the man in the story is. It is Tobias, Helena’s son-in-law. Helena decides to write an anonymous letter to her daughter, Marie, who consequently leaves Tobias. Soon after this, Marie starts a new relationship with Mona, the secret love of her high school years. Mona has now disclosed that she vanished from Marie’s life solely on the advice of a psychologist. When Helena finally meets Mona, her horrific insight is confirmed. Mona is Alice.