Hamlet Machine

 A miracle is happening before my eyes.” -- Igor Sidorov (Vladimir Drama Critic, Russia)

The tour in New York is supported by  AGBU NYC and private sponsors 

After tours in Armenia, Russia and Lithuania; after winning the "Best Young Actor" award at the Armenian National Theatre Awards 2018; after being called "A miracle is happening before my eyes" by a Russian critic, Hamlet Machine is touring to New York from Armenia to be performed OFF-Broadway at Theater Row as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival on 42nd Street and 9th Avenue, which is the largest solo festival in the world. Our RENDEZ-VOUS is on October 24th at 7:30PM. We would be delighted to see you in the audience before tours to Moldova, St. Petersburg and Paris. 

An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Henrikh Muller’s Hamletmachine by Ani Vardanyan. Hamlet is immersed in an emotional and physical turmoil trying to reevaluate, justify and understand the motives of those he has killed. Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius and Gertrude coexist in one person. They become the parts of one machine called human.

Featuring: Narek Baghdasaryan, Director: Arthur Makaryan, Adaptation: Ani Vardanyan, Producer: Yijin Liu (NYC), Arpine Kirakosyan (Armenia), Choreographer: Ani Abrahamyan, Composer: Ashot Petrosyan, Costume and Set Designer: Hayarpi Khachatryan, Graphic Designer: Astghik Karapetyan

Wednesday 10/24 @7:30pm
Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036)


"The process of transformations looks like a ritual [...] Hamlet of a completely different nature and breed arises in front of you"  Polina OfinogenovaRUSSIA

"Narek really becomes a kind of machine that functions. And it acts powerfully [...] Arthur Makaryan built the action with an incredible subtlety and competence. Literally everything works in this performance." Igor SidorovVladimir Drama Critic, RUSSIA


Photo by H. Khachatryan and V. Araksanyan


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