Scenic project

Tagebuch eines Wahnsinnigen

by Nikolai Gogol
edited for stage by Werner Buhss
The low-ranking civil servant Proprishchin refuses to play by society’s rules and to accept the role allotted to him. He feels destined for higher things and is affronted by the circumstances of his miserable existence. A subtle rejection of reality sets in. Ultimately, all that is left is total solitude inside his insane dream-world, where he can talk to dogs and become crowned as king of Spain.

In Aksenty Proprishchin, Nikolai Gogol portrays a character who is broken by the alienated existence of humankind in modern society and who refers directly to our present times. Even though it was created in the early 19th century, the world that Gogol outlines already contains many Kafkaesque and surreal scenarios of modernity. 

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The performances on 30.6., 1.7., 7.7. and 8.7.2022 take place with the kind support of the
Stadtarchiv Leipzig.

Stadtarchiv Leipzig, Sowjetischer Pavillon, Straße des 18. Oktober 42, 04103 Leipzig


ca. 1:15, no break


Director: Kristina Seebruch
Stage designer / Costume designer: Marianne Heide
Dramaturgy: Katja Herlemann
Theatre pedagogy: Amelie Gohla