Artūras Areima Theatre
Play by: Heiner Müller
Deirector, set and costume designer: Artūras Areima
Cast: Monika Poderytė, Petras Šimonis
Duration: 1 h 15 min (without intermission)
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BEYOND THE COMMUNICATION CAPACITY DISCOURSE?
Hamletmachine: youth resists and fights with the past in order to be able to change and create its future. The past is being questioned and deconstructed to break free from the never-ending cycle of the violence history. Hamletmachine is the field of psychological narrative is boldly abandoned and the landscape of a betrayed revolution created.
The artistic challenges of the performance directed by Artūras Areima and the resistance to the sophisticated text inspired by the search of conscious forms encourage the viewer to do the same to deliberately and rationally discuss the sociality and human self-awareness’ problems raised by the major socio-cultural transformations: a person after God’s death is a person whose basic definition is not openness to God’s infinity but the ability to detect his/her own limits.
This performance is a great opportunity for a young theatre company to perceive the place of the theatre in the presence of the changing aesthetic paradigms of today, as well as to understand its own role and mission when in the epicentre of these paradigm changes.
‘I’m not Hamlet... My drama is gone.’ The more the characters of the play speak, the more evident it is that they are inspired by their own stories: distorted, challenging, intellectual jokes and infinity of quotes. All this looks like their rebellion, like a virtual exercise with mental dolls. The play speaks at a variety of notional levels but one of the key points of reference is an intellectual in the late modern era or in postmodernity loaded with an immense burden of conscious/subconscious-related matters. The burden, according to the authors of the performance, is related to the massive ‘humanistic culture’ baggage, such as the myths about the ‘death of an author’ and the ‘death of drama’, prevailing in the humanitarian community. That’s where Hamletmachine rises above the (auto)irony that it creates.
The price of the tickets will increase.
|Monday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Tuesday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Wednesday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Thursday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Friday||9:00 – 18:00|
|Saturday||10:00 – 16:00|