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Israeli culture is back to LIVE in the Netherlands!

As life gradually returns to normal, we are excited to present four unique live cultural events on stages in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, The Hague and Rotterdam. All shows are in Hebrew or English, with translation into English or Dutch. All venues are safe and secure.


Oh, God! has been applauded by audiences in Israel and worldwide over the past 13 years.
Here in the Netherlands we will perform an original production, with an Israeli-Dutch cast and with a surprising twist.

Eli, a 40 years old single father and psychologist receives a mysterious phone call from a new and desperate patient, insisting on meeting him immediately. When she arrives, it turns out that she is none other than God, and in a very bad state. Clinically depressed, she wants to put an end to this whole thing called existence. Eli has one hour to change her mind and save the world.

This comedy examines our perceptions of God and her fickle relationship with the humans she created.

Hebrew, with Dutch surtitles.

75 minutes

Director – Iftach Ophir
Producer – Erga Netz
Live music – Isaac Lottman
Sets and Light design – Rob van Putten
Costumes design – Lior Gal
Assistant director – Netta Yedid
Production assistant – Ohad Arama
Translation into Dutch – Rob van de Meeberg, Jozien Schreuder
PR – Odelia Appel
Actors – Iftach Ophir, Erga Netz, Isaac Lottman

18-9  |  19:00  |  Amsterdam

18-9  |  21:00  |  Amsterdam

19-9  |  14:30  |  Amsterdam

25-9  |  20:00  |  The Hague

20-10  |  20:00  |  Amsterdam

21-10  |  19:00  |  Amsterdam

21-10  |  21:00  |  Amsterdam

23-10  |  20:00  | Amsterdam

A special EXTRA event!

23-6-2022  |  20:00  |  Amsterdam


Since the early eighties, the name Corinne Allal has been synonymous with Israeli music of the highest quality. This composer, singer-songwriter and musical producer won the AKUM prize for her life work, crossing boundaries, and with her music creations, fighting for equality and humanism. Corinne Allal will be accompanied by the local band Zan Nadir, which since 2018 performs top-quality Israeli music on stages across the Netherlands.

All Hebrew song-texts will be translated into Dutch.

80 minutes

Corinne Allal – lead singerand guitar

Gilad Nezer – keyboard, vocals

Yishay Glick – bass guitar

Guy Salamon – drums

Eyal Margalit – guitar

Ohad Arama – sound and light

9-10  |  20:00  |  Amstelveen

10-10  |  20:00  |  Amstelveen


A young timid playwright is invited by a neurotic, Hamlet-obsessed national theatre manager to discuss his debut play. When art meets production value things are never easy, but nothing could prepare this young man for the zany ride he is about to take. As the room becomes crowded with ghosts from the past, skeletons from the closet and other revived clichés, the thin border between conscious and subconscious, theatre and real-life, explodes in a ground-breaking climax.

75 minutes

Directors and actors – Iftach Ophir and Erez Drigues

Music – Ran Bagano

Dates and locations will be announced soon!

24-6-2022  |  20:00  |  Amsterdam |  English

25-6-2022   |  20:00  |  Amsterdam |  Hebrew

26-6-2022  |  20:00  |  The Hague  |  Hebrew

A special event, hosted at JHM Amsterdam. This dramatic escape story from Poland to Palestina is also the personal family history of the actor Amichai Pardo – a story that has to be told for the next generations. Amichai Pardo tells this story, aided by screenings of the original paintings of his grandmother.

In English

60 minutes

Presenter – Amichai Pardo

31-10  |  14:30  |  JHM Amsterdam

+ Entry ticket to the museum

An interactive, amusing one-man-show for the whole family, whereby Amichai Pardo plays the character of Janusz Korczak as depicted in one of his short stories. The audience gets to know ten of Korczak’s pupils who each receives a present from him, an empty matchbox. Each child, in accordance with his own distinctive character, does something different with his matchbox.
What would you do with your matchbox?

All shows will be simultaneously translated into Dutch.

For ages 8 to 120

60 minutes

Actor – Amichai Pardo
Simultaneous translator – Netta Yedid
Artistic advisor – Ruth Kanner

31/10  |  19:00  |  English and Dutch  |  Amsterdam  |  Sold Out!

3/11  |  12:00  |  Hebrew and Dutch  |  Amsterdam  |  Sold Out!

3/11  |  17:00  |  Hebrew and Dutch  |  Amsterdam

4/11  |  19:00  |  English and Dutch  |  Rotterdam *

7/11  |  13:00  |  Hebrew and Dutch  |  The Hague

* €5, via

Special rates
at hotels near the theatres

Special reductions
in restaurants near the theatres

Special tours
in Amsterdam

A ” Treasure Hunt”
game for the whole family

The 2021 Israeli Stage Festival team:

Producer – Erga Netz

Assistant producer – Ohad Arama

Marketing and social media – Odelia Appel and Ohad Arama

Art director and Graphic designer – Elad Baadany Hoogervorst

The Rainbow Foundation – Nir Geva, Yankale Bader, Gilad Nezer, Erga Netz

Stichting Rainbow:

E mail:

Call or WhatsApp: +31 6 5366 8320

All events will be conducted according to the RIVM regulations

The 2021 Israeli Stage Festival is made possible with the support of: