Volok

Volok

 

(English, portage), the Old Russian term for the place at which two navigable rivers are closest to each other and where ships and freight can be portaged on dry land by the shortest route from one river to the other. Paths of communication along portages aided the development of Russian cities, such as Volokolamsk and Vyshnii Volochek.

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The performance, starring Ilia Volok and directed by Eugene Lazarev, was first staged in 2012 at the Actors Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, where it received wide acclaim.
When Ewa finally visits her family, Uncle Wojtek (Ilia Volok) rejects her because he fears for his family's reputation.
CAST: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Rennet, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jicky Schnee, Yelena Solovey, Maja Wampuszyc, Ilia Volok, Angela Sarafyan.
Diary of a Mad Man is based on Nikolai Gogol's short story, adapted to the stage by Ilia Volok and Eugene Lazarev, with Volok in the starring role.