The Demons is one of Dostoyevsky's darkest novels, as well as the novel that exerts the most irresistible attraction. Here, the characters are playing with fire, challenging the whole power of Evil, born - like a monstrous child - from the unbridled pursuit of desire: the wish for power, erotic desires, and the dystopian impulse to cause disorder and chaos through the manipulation of human weaknesses.
The first show in the diptych comprised of Beginnings and Stavrogin's Confession invites the spectator to step into the actors' creative laboratory, through their individual and collective confrontation with this world of spiritual darkness. Therefore, Dostoyevsky's novel has been adapted for the stage and gets under the actors' skin, being fragmented in a series of monologues through which every actor can become familiar with the mask or the masks they will take on. We open the book together and, in the end, the tapestry has been woven, bit by bit, so that the relationships between the characters also take shape: we are ready to enter the story.