Yael Stone joins Rush in the piece based on Gogol's short story. The play centers "on the life of a minor civil servant, Poprischin, in the repressive era of Nicholas I. Written in first-person, diary-entry format, the story follows the protagonist's yearning for a senior official's daughter and his elaborate delusions, among them his imagined royal status and communication between animals. Only as Poprischin descends into madness does he attain a measure of greatness. The story satirizes state bureaucracy in 1830s St. Petersburg and relates an average man's quest for individuality in an indifferent world," BAM states.
Here's a look at the production:
A Sneak Peek at Geoffrey Rush in The Diary of a Madman
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