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Diary of a Madman presented by ARCC

Sands Films Cinema and Events

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM (BST)

Diary of a Madman presented by ARCC

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llia Volok's reimagined, one-man show based on

Nikolai Gogol's piece:



Adopted for the stage by ​Eugene Lazarev and Ilia Volok 
Directed by ​Eugene​ ​Lazarev 

presented by ARCC


Only in his madness does the lowly anti-hero attain greatness! 


 "Best Solo Performance!" LA Weekly Theater Awards


"An absolute must-see!"

"Fevered and fascinating one-man turn... Remarkable!" "Go!" LA Weekly


"...Diary of a Madman is a bold and unique actor's showcase  and a performance well worth attending..." "...The tour de​ ​force  performance delivered by Volok... Robert Lilly,


"With demonic glint and flamboyant gestures,Volok  certainly lives up to the title..." ​Phillip Brandes, Los Angeles Times 

 Diary of a Madman” centers on the life of Poprishin, 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 slide into insanity. The story portrays the average man's quest for individuality in a seemingly indifferent, urban city. 



Nikolai Gogol (1809 - 1952)


Gogol 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.


Ilia Volok​ (Poprishin)


Ilia is a graduate of Moscow Art Theatre School and Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio. LA Theater: The Revisionist (Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing arts) co-starring oposit Tony award winner Deanna Dunagan, written by The Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Who Killed Comrade Rabbit? (Blank Theater) -co writer&producer, Vivien (Actor’s Circle) co-producer, Just a Song at Twilight (Write Act Repertory) Cat’s Paw (Actor’s 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)co-writer&co-producer. His one-man show Diary of A Madman won the 2013 LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Solo Performance. To this date, Ilia has appeared in over 140 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, Pawn Sacrifice, Water for Elephants, Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol, Abduction, GI JOE 2, The Immigrant. Recent television includes "The Americans", "NCIS" & "NCIS New Orleans", "Hawaii 5.0", "Two Broke Girls", "Clipped", and recurring roles on the Michael Bay series "The Last Ship" and "Scandal". More info on: ​ / Represented by Endorse Management Group.


Eugene Lazarev (31 March 1937 – 18 November 2016)

Russian actor and director. Born in 1937, graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School- Studio, Eugene has a 50 years carrier on Russian and international stage and screen. His directors credit includes Hamlet, The Streetcar named Desire, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Lion in Winter, The Little Lizard, Old Fashion Comedy and others. As an actor played more than 75 roles in the leading Moscow Theaters, in USA and Europe. Since 2000, he works in LA. Tenure of Russian Academy of Arts, he has numerous awards and state decorations and is also part of the Faculty of USC, School of Cinematic Arts. 



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Sands Films
82 Saint Marychurch Street
SE16 4HZ London
United Kingdom

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM (BST)

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Sands Films Cinema and Events

Sands Films Studio is a film production facility servicing films and TV since 1975. The Studio is also home to The Rotherhithe Picture Research Library which is an educational charity providing a free visual reference library to designers and students. Since 2005 Sands Films Cinema Club has provided regular programmes of film screenings and live events with a non-commercial agenda of culture, education and politics. Most screenings are free and supported by donations, subscribers and shareholders. Visit Sands Films website to discover ways of getting involved with Sands Films.

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