“You have to fight evil. You can’t say you’re going to do it some other time or at some other place when you’re right here and now in the middle of it.”
At home, Erik is abused by his father. In school, he is a gang leader. After being caught stealing he gets expelled and is sent off to the boarding school Stjärnsberg.
At Stjärnsberg Erik quickly becomes friends with the quirky and intelligent Pierre. He is determined to leave the violent past behind and focus on his education. But as the other children start picking on Pierre, Erik’s principles and loyalty are put to the test. The traditions at Stjärnsberg force Erik to make a choice –keep quiet and stay in line or fight back and oppose the system. But how do you fight evil?
The play is based on the bestseller by renowned journalist and author Jan Guillou and adapted for the stage by Benny Haag.
Evil has been performed at Teater Påfågeln in Stockholm, toured extensively in Sweden and had two critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh fringe festival in 2012 and 2014.
”This is a masterclass in art of storytelling.” 5 of 5 stars in Broadway Baby.
Evil has been invited to San Fransisco International Arts festival in May 2015.