On the eve before a funeral, Demons follows two couples who meet up for drinks in an upper-middle class apartment. As the night progresses, and under the influence of alcohol the characters start projecting their frustrations about their lives towards each other in increasingly surreal and vicious social games. The play confronts themes around intimacy issues, loss, misogyny, domestic abuse, complacency, trauma, and angst.
Lars Norén is widely considered to be Sweden’s, if not Scandinavia’s, greatest living playwright since August Strindberg. Demons is one of his most iconic works, and has been performed in some of the biggest playhouses in Scandinavia and continental Europe. This first ever English translation by Marita Lindholm Gochman has yet to have been staged before, and makes it’s debut here at The Lir Academy.