Carbonell Award-winning actor Ken Clement gets the bravura role in Diary of a Madman, a play based on a short story by Russian author Nikolai Gogol. Adapted for the stage by Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, David Holman and Neil Armfield, the dark comedy centers on a civil servant driven mad by bureaucracy. Clement and Betsy Graver star in the season-opening production by Mosaic Theatre at the American Heritage Center for the Arts, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Bldg. 3000, Plantation. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 14. Tickets are $40 ($36 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for students). For information, call 954-577-8243 or visit www.mosaictheatre.com.