The ties that bind can both comfort and restrict, but we need playwright Liz Flahive to make that case convincingly. Vagueness is punishing. More like vignettes in unhappiness than a fully realized dramatic work, Madrid wastes the talents of a capable cast.
Once, the mere act of a woman slamming the door on her marriage could be a seismic event in the theater. Today, tell someone that a play is about a woman who abruptly leaves her husband and adult daughter to live alone and the response would be, "And...?"
The body language is all affect but the words come from the actual autobiographies of these famed youth who have barely lived or done enough to merit a complete sentence, but that's the conceit of Celebrity Autobiography.