2 Jun 2018 to 16 Jun 2018
Nikolai Gogol’s short story “Diary of a Madman” is a funny and brutal exploration of one man’s struggle to keep a grip on reality, a timeless and universal tale of love, desire, obsession, rejection, hope and broken dreams.
This dark comedy takes us into a fantastical world filled with laughter and rage, the tragic and rapturous, and the quest for individuality in a seemingly indifferent, urban city. Set in St Petersburg in the time of the Tsar, this work sits at the intersection of social satire and psychological portrait and is as relevant today as when first written.
Adapted for the stage by David Holman, Diary of a Madman has been performed around the world to incredible acclaim. The tragic hero, Poprishchin, will be brought to life in Canberra by MEAA and Critics Circle award-winning actor PJ Williams and a superb creative team including The Street Theatre’s Artistic Director Caroline Stacey, in this wildly absurd masterpiece about one man’s longing to find a place for himself where he is visible, where he matters, and above all, belongs.