It’s T-1 on the TBA shot clock, so what you gonna do tonight?
NoPerks Theatre presents…
You used to have three chances to see this show from the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
But now you have only two.
Friday night is sold out.
And tickets for Wednesday (tonight) and Thursday are going…you know.
Don’t miss out on this stealth pre season Off Off Off Burnside experience.
September 11, 12, 13
Doors at 7, show at 8
Show runs 75 minutes with no intermission.
The Headwaters Theatre
55 NE Farragut
In DIARY OF A MADMAN, a short story by Nikolai Gogol, a clerk in a Russian department loses touch with reality as he confronts his own insignificance as a petty civil servant. As he grows more and more alienated from his immediate surroundings, he slips into a world of fantasy: a world in which a titular counselor can become king or general, in which dogs exchange letters, the moon is where our noses live, and the Earth is coming to land on it and crush all the noses. A world of frustration, disillusion and Weltschmerz that ends in unfathomable sorrow but where he can finally exist! While Gogol’s masterpiece was written as a commentary on the powerlessness of the individual in the face of the bureaucratic machinery of St. Petersburg in the 1830′s, his protagonist’s unraveling in a society obsessed with status and institutions resonates in 21st-century New York City as if it was written only yesterday.
Where is it again?
If this is your first time, allow some extra leeway. You’ll find it. It’s on the train side of the red building.