Álbum de família presents the "unpleasant theater" of Nelson Rodrigues, an explosion of human passions and unconscious complexes, personal and collective, exposed in the form of theater. The core of this theater are the complementing opposites: hate and love, reality and illusion, death and life, hypocrisy and authenticity, the profane and the sacred, madness and sanity, the collective and the individual. It is the adventure of humankind as a species, as a civilization facing degeneration. In Álbum de família, the complexes are elaborated in the interior of the composition of the characters and the structure of the actions. The unconfessed, morbid, obscene, and inhuman acts scandalize, through the public defacement of the bodily dreams of a patriarchal family in the midst of physical, psychic, and moral degradation.