The playwright-actor will direct his own script, Notes from Underground, which will star Jonathan Ames. The show takes place at P.S. 122—the downtown space where, in the past, Bogosian has tried out much of his new material. Not that Notes is exactly new. In 1994, at P.S. 122, Bogosian acted in the play, which is made up of a series of journal entries by "The Diarist," a man who is slowly going mad despite his valiant efforts to become a "normal" person. The playwright adapted the work from his own 1993 novella. (It has no relation to the famous Dostoyevsky novel of the same name.)
Ames shares with Bogosian a background of writing and performance. The author of several novels, he acted in his first solo show, Oedipussy, at P.S. 122 in 1999. The two artists first met last year at a reading.
Tickets to Notes are $15. Call (212) 477-5288.