THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
The Government Inspector
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from REVIZOR by Nikolai Gogol
When the local officials of a small Russian town learn that an undercover government inspector is planning a surprise visit, a case of mistaken identity sends the village spiraling into a ridiculous world of panic and greed. The officials mistake a penniless clerk for the government inspector and embark on an absurd mission to woo, outdo and bribe the unsuspecting visitor. Flattered by the attention, the clerk makes unbelievable claims and demands, sending the town into a frenzy.
The Government Inspector, by Nikolai Gogol, is a witty, imaginative and wildly satirical play which exposes societal corruption with biting hilarity. Gogol's masterpiece created such a furor when it was first performed in 1836 that the playwright was driven into exile. Gogol's comic fantasy is a celebration of the grotesque and absurd elements in human nature and remains one of the great comedies of all time.
Cast: Alex Ben-Jakov, Faina Cherdak, David Conneran, Milo Conroy, Eli Goodman, Ethan Hall, Sonya Karchemskiy, Julia Katz, Sophie Kreeger, Michelle Kushnir, Renee MacDonald, Beth Magid, David Puyandayev, Uriel Sudikoff, Natasha Tabachnikoff
JCHS Performing Arts Theater
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
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