MY INSANE SHAKESPEARE to Play United Solo Theatre Festival, 10/13 & 10/19

"My Insane Shakespeare" comes to New York City's Theatre Row for world premiere this fall: October 13th and October 19th. Written, directed and performed by international actor Arthur Elbakyan, "My Insane Shakespeare" is currently Sold Out and a Bestseller at the United Solo Theatre Festival.

One performer, 10 characters, and "My Insane Shakespeare". This original play is a reflection of life and relationships. The main character of the play is an actor who involuntarily finds himself in a mental hospital, where the key developments of the play unfold.

"This play is about you, me, us. What is better, to be in a mental hospital among normal people or to be at liberty among the insane? This is one of the questions I ask in my performance." - says Elbakyan about his play.

By incorporating his own stage designs and paintings, Elbakyan draws parallels between our modern day lives and the days of Shakespeare, proving that over time, human relationships and values have not changed at all.

Arthur Elbakyan is an international actor and theatre, film, and television director and producer. Having lived in Armenia, Russia, Europe and the United States, Elbakyan has played over 30 leading theatre roles and has been the author and host of numerous television shows. Elbakyan was the founder of the Theatre Studio "13" and also co-founded the first independent television channel in Armenia "AR". Elbakyan's passion for theatre was strong enough to bring theatre to television with his introduction of a series of television shows "It's Majesty Theatre" on the National Television of Armenia, taking the audience to the unique world of the theatre and performing arts. Recently, Elbakyan has received Best Documentary Short Award at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival.

2014 United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, celebrates its 5th anniversary season and its dynamic expansion in scope and popularity. Over 130 shows from six continents are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. Tickets, with a price of $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at Theatre Row box office, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, as well as over the phone at 212.239.6200 and online at More details can be found at

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