Theater thriller about a runaway society

Eleven-year-old Ismaël from the Schilderswijk in The Hague has disappeared without a trace. His disappearance kicks off a feverish search through all layers of a runaway society, past police officers, jihadists, entrepreneurs, politicians, journalists and welfare workers, each with their own interests.

Marathon performance can be seen in its entirety

After The Nation (parts 1 to 3) had its premiere at the Holland Festival in 2017, writer and director Eric de Vroedt supplemented the production/series with three more episodes to form a five-hour performance about image and identity with leading roles. for Mark Rietman, Romana Vrede and Vanja Rukavina, among others. NRC called the performance the 'theatre event of the year.' In 2022, The Nation is still painfully topical; the marathon performance can now be seen in its entirety for the first time in the Holland Festival.