In the summer of 2022, the ITA ensemble will perform a major production in the open air for the first time in its history. Under the green canopy of the Amsterdamse Bostheater, they will perform the Dutch version of Les Damnés, directed by Ivo van Hove.

Les Damnés had its world premiere in 2016 as the opening performance of the Festival d’Avignon in the majestic setting of the Cour d’Honneur in the former Pope’s castle. In this theatre adaptation of a film script by Italian cinematographer Luchino Visconti, we see a family of rich German industrialists become fatally corrupted through their collaboration with the Nazi party that has come to power.

Les Damnés was received with raving superlatives and after it had finished in Paris, continued on to play in London, Antwerp and New York. The Guardian called it an “eerily prophetic masterstroke”. The New York Times spoke of “a rich and merciless production”. From 15 June to 23 July, exclusively in The Amsterdamse Bostheater.