Diary Of A Madman

chapter one creates is proud to present our very first production “Diary of a Madman”, based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol and adapted to the stage by Ilia Volok & Eugene Lazarev. “Diary of a Madman” centers on the life of Poprishchin, a low-ranking civil servant who yearns to be noticed by a beautiful woman, the daughter of a senior official, with whom he has fallen in love. His diary records his gradual, mesmeric slide into insanity. The story portrays the average man’s satirical quest for individuality in a seemingly indifferent, urban city. Throughout the narrative, interludes of lucidity provide striking, hilarious and powerful counterpoints to the deepening psychosis. Cast: Ilia Volok Presented by: chapter one creates Produced by: Ian J. Halstead & Humera Sultana Directed by: Eugene Lazarev Adapted to Stage by: Eugene Lazarev & Ilia Volok Stage Manager: Fanny Gulliot Production Assistant: Rocky Rogger The hypnotic performance of “Diary of a Madman” featuring virtuoso – Ilia Volok - began its incredible journey on March 2012, at the Actors Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, U.S.A.. Since then it has received great acclaim and commendation, and the enthusiasm and esteem for Volok’s performance has only been amplifying. As part of the Los Angeles Fringe Festival in 2012, the show received the theatre award for ‘Best Solo Performance’ by Los Angeles Weekly. The play was described as "A fevered and fascinating one-man turn... Remarkable!" - LA Weekly. “Ilia Volok is amazing to watch; he is alternately graceful and awkward, balletic and clanky, whimsical and fearful… Ilia Volok and director Eugene Lazarev have brought blood, sweat and tears to this classic short story.” – L.A. Stage Times. Due to its vibrant success, “Diary of a Madman” made its New York debut in October 2017 (October 24th – November 12th), at the American Theatre of Actors (ATA) (Beckham Theatre). “Fervent and heart-breaking ingenuity of Ilia Volok’s performance” – Local Theatre NY. “An absolute must-see, with a performance by Volok that is so riveting that as his insanity escalates, he maintains a powerful core that never dissipates” - Examiner. Its instantaneous triumph and acclamation saw it enjoy an extended run at ATA for an additional 10 performances (November 16th – November 26th). “Performed with consummate skill and precision by Ilia Volok … a tightrope act that comes off beautifully” – Drama Queen Reviews. On account of its sensational quality, the show was moved to a larger Off-Broadway Venue (John Cullum Theatre) at ATA from January 17th – February 11th 2018, and once again was further extended through to February 18th, taking its prosperous run in New York to a total of 60 shows. • Doors Open at 2:30 pm for matinée shows and 7:30 pm for evening shows. • Show Starts at 8:00 pm sharp, late-entry is strictly not permitted. • Children must be aged 12+. Tickets are available in-person at The Junction and online at the Platinumlist link below: Early Bird Tickets @ AED 110 Standard Tickets @ AED 150