Premiere of "The Nation"

See an open rehearsal at Backa Teater (minimum age of 15)

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Backa Teater

Friday September 02, 11:00 - 15:40


An elongated and large dark hall with a plastic curtain at the far end. In front of the curtain are four people. On both long sides hang signs with the text


The play "The Nation" is an award-winning and critically acclaimed major investment. "The Nation" is a hint at the format of television and is written in 6 episodes. We binge watch all episodes and the experience turns into a full on theatre marathon.

In the beginning of the play Ismael, 11 years old, is missing. Nobody seems to know if he is hidden, kidnapped or has been abused and killed. The police are looking, but the tracks soon lead towards themselves. His biological mother and his foster parents mourn and demand to know what has happened. The hunt for a scapegoat unravels hidden conflicts. The rich want to be protected against the poor and the construction of the new, family friendly community “Safe City” is shaken by suspicions of corruption. The police are accused of collaborating with extremists. The fires of populism are burning and Islamists want to protect their pureness. The nation is quaking.

Please note that "The Nation" will be played in Swedish.


By: Eric De Vroedt
Director: Beata Gårdeler
Translator: Andreas Boonstra
Actors: Nikola Borggård Gavanozov, Sven Boräng, Adel Darwish, Andreas Ferrada-Noli, Ylva Gallon, Eleftheria Gerofoka, Kristina Issa, Gunilla Johansson Gyllenspetz, Rasmus Lindgren, Ulf Rönnerstrand, Johan Stavring, Emelie Strömberg, Daysury Valencia, Kjell Wilhelms
Composer and sound designer: Anders Blad
Composer and musicians: Daniel Ekborg, Kristina Issa, Mats Nahlin, Bo Stenholm
Set design and costume design: Anna Heymowska
Film photographer: Andrea Grettve
Mask design: Josefin Ekerås
Lighting design: Anna Wemert
Sound design: Jonas Redig


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