The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol
|Venue:||College of Marin - Performing Arts Bldg - Studio Theatre
835 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
|Dates:||Dec 1st, 2017 – Dec 10th, 2017|
|Times:||7:30 pm - Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9
2:00 pm - Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10
COM Associates: $20
By Nikolai Gogol
Directed by Lisa Morse
Also known as The Inspector General, this play is a rollicking satire by Russian novelist and playwright Nikolai Gogol.
Located in a provincial Russian town headed by Mayor Anton Antonovich, a collection of corrupt politicians and administrators feverishly attempt to cover up their misdeeds when they hear a Government Inspector will arrive- incognito -to investigate the city. “The streets haven’t been swept for months and there are chickens in the courthouse!!”
Mistaken identity, deception, and utter madness ensue as political leaders do their best to bribe their way out of a mess!
The Government Inspector play was first produced in Petersburg and Moscow in 1836 by Nikolai Gogol. After all of these years, it’s content is very timely. This is a play full of laughs - which we could all use more of!