Watchdog

Deutsch, Nederlands, Norwegian Bokmål

Mother has taken to her bed, felled by grief at the death of her husband almost a year ago. Her two young daughters have taken over the household and stick to a clockwork routine. Above all, they must ensure that mother isn’t upset by the slightest thing in case she starts crying again. Because if she does, she might never stop. One day out of the blue, the boy from over the road knocks at the door. He has to give a class presentation at school and has a list of questions to ask them on his chosen topic: death. After all, they’re bound to be experts on the subject, aren’t they?

Peer Wittenbols is a Dutch writer. He was born in 1965 in the Dutch town of Bergen op Zoom. Until the end of 2008, Wittenbols was the in-house playwright for Oostpool Theatre Company under its Artistic Director Rob Ligthert. Wittenbols is the author of around 40 plays, as well as poetry and a collection of stories. He has received a variety of awards for his work. He is also a former columnist for the Dutch journals and newspapers De Theatermaker, Dagblad De Limburger and De Volkskrant.