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Diary of a Madman
Write Act Repertory @ The Brickhouse Theatre
North Hollywood, CA
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Diary of a Madman
***Winner of LA Weekly Theatre Award "Best Solo Performance"***

LA, NY, Dubai, Paris, Kiev...
Back in LA for the 100th show! 5 shows only!

Ilia Volok in
by Nikolai Gogol
Directed by Eugene Lazarev

Nikolai Gogol's 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 mans satirical quest for individuality in a seemingly indifferent, urban city. Only in his madness does the lowly anti-hero attain greatness!

"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

"A fevered and fascinating one-man turn...Remarkable!" -LA Weekly

"The tour de force performance...Bold and unique" -LA Stage Happenings

Visit: https://volok-diaryofamadman.weebly.com

5 Performances:
March 16 Saturday 8pm - Opening
March 22 Friday 8pm
March 24 Sunday 2pm
March 29 Friday 8pm
March 31 Sunday 2pm - Closing

Write Act Repertory
@ Brickhouse Theatre
10950 Peach Grove St.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
~around the corner from Idle Hour
On-street parking (Vineland and surrounding areas)

$25 General Admission
$20 Seniors/Students/Groups 5+
CASH ONLY at the door.
Box office opens 30 min. before curtain.


Ilia Volok (Propishchin) is a graduate of Moscow Art Theatre School and Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio. LA Theater: Slaughter City (The Courage Theater Company), The Awful Grace of God (The Actors Company), The Revisionist (Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts) co-starring opposite Tony award winner Deanna Dunagan, written by The Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Who Killed Comrade Rabbit? (Blank Theater), Vivien (Actors Circle), Diary of a Madman (various theatres), Just a Song at Twilight (Write Act Repertory) Cats Paw (Actors Studio), Ferdinand (Promanade Playhouse), Cassat & Degas (The Hudson Theater), Destiny's Calling (Stella Adler Theater), Chekhov in Yalta (Theater 40) and Fakov in America (American Renegade Theater). His one-man show Diary of A Madman won the LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Solo Performance. During Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 in New York, Diary of a Madman had two successful back-to-back Off Broadway runs, 60 performances in total. In 2018, Diary of a Madman was presented as a special engagement at the Junction Theater in Dubai, UAE, Theatre de la Huchette in Paris, France and Suzirya Theater in Kiev, Ukraine.

To this date, Ilia has appeared in over 150 films and television shows. Select Films: Air Force One, Oliver Stone's U-Turn, Indiana Jones 4, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Soloist, Water for Elephants, Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol, Abduction, GI JOE 2, The Immigrant, Pawn Sacrifice and the recent Hunter Killer (Opposite Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman). Recent television includes CBS "Magnum PI," FX's "Oh Jerome, No," CBS "MacGyver," and Marvel/Netflix's "The Punisher," "Swedish Dicks," "Counterpart," "Stitchers," "Criminal Minds," "Baskets," "Shameless," "The Americans," "NCIS" & "NCIS New Orleans," "Hawaii 5.0," "Two Broke Girls," "Clipped," and recurring roles in Michael Bay's "The Last Ship," and  "Scandal."

Faculty of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles.

More info: www.iliavolok.com

Eugene Lazarev (Director), Russian actor and director. 1959 graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School-Studio. Has a 50 year career on Russian and international stage and screen. His director's credits include Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Lion in Winter, The Little Lizard, Old Fashion Comedy and others. As an actor, he played more than 75 roles in the leading Moscow Theaters in USA and Europe. Since 2000, he worked in LA Tenure of Russian Academy of Arts. He has numerous awards and state decorations. Faculty of USC, School of Cinematic Arts.

Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist and novelist. Considered by his contemporaries one of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism. His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing, Ukrainian culture and folklore. His later writing satirised political corruption in the Russian Empire (The Government Inspector, Dead Souls), leading to his eventual exile. The novel Taras Bulba (1835) and the play Marriage (1842), along with the short stories "Diary of a Madman", "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich", "The Portrait" and "The Carriage", round out the tally of his best-known works.

Adapted for the stage by Eugene Lazarev and Ilia Volok
Presented by Write Act Repertory
Producer: Anne Mesa
Lighting Designer: Kenneth Cosby
Stage/Tech Manager: Jonathan Harrison
Visit: www.writeactrep.org


Write Act Repertory @ The Brickhouse Theatre (View)
10950 Peach Grove St.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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