madman 2018

Diary of a Madman


Ilia Volok‘s stunning journey into the darkness created by Nikolai Gogol now has a home on the stage of the John Cullum Theatre as a LIMITED OFF-BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT

John Cullum Theatre
part of the ATA Theatre Complex
314 W. 54th Street, NYC

January 17 — February 11, 2018
Showtimes: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Matinees: Sunday @ 3:00 p.m. 

INFO: 646-338-5472 /

Ilia Volok‘s reimagined, one-man show based on Nikolai Gogol‘s dark piece, “DIARY OF A MADMAN,” which won enormous praise during its West Coast tour and garnered great success during its East Coast try-out at New York’s Beckman Theatre that this cutting -edge play will now open 2018 OFF-BROADWAY.


THE PLOT: Poprishchin, a low-ranking civil servant yearns to be noticed by the beautiful daughter of a senior official, but she never does. Slowly is yearning becomes obsession and then insanity. As his mind unravels, we see unfolding in front of our eyes, a timely parable of class wars, the quest for individuality, and the pervasive indifference for the common person. Acclaimed Russian actor/director, Eugene Lazarev, directs the production.

Tickets on sale now. Click this LINK

Ilia Volok, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Ukraine, was a professional athlete on his way to becoming a rowing coach, when he left his native Kiev (Ukraine) to audition for one of the most prestigious acting colleges, the Moscow Art Theatre School. He studied and graduated from there where he took the acting class of Russian actor, Aleksandr Kalyagin. His cinematic debut was in Hail Ceaser, playing opposite Samuel JacksonRobert Downey Jr. and Michael Anthony Hall. He appeared in over 150 films, television shows, and video games, and is particularly known for his work on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).


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