Diary of a Madman, an adaptation of the story by 19th Century Russian writer Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol, opens Sept. 4 at The Gavea House - Rio de Janeiro. Marcus Alvisi directs.
The production stars well-known Brazilian actor Diogo Vilela as Alexenty Ivanovich, a civil servant and a solitary young man, who falls in love with his boss´s daughter. Their disturbing romance propels him into a world of madness. He has to spend his remaining days in a mental hospital.
This work marks the third monologue of Diogo Vilela´s carreer and his fourth work with the director Marcus Alvisi.
"I have always wanted to play a character that affected the public strongly, that left the audience excited and impressed... this is the great opportunity!" says Vilela, currently celebrating his 40th birthday.
Tickets cost R$30,00-R$35,00. For information, call 021 239 3511 at The Gavea House - Rio de Janeiro.-- By Nertutila Achao