The Government Inspector
A Co-Production with
Furious Theatre Company
July 28 - August 26, 2012

A World Premiere Adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General

Adaptation and Original Songs by Oded Gross

Directed by Stefan Novinski

The corrupt, self-seeking officials of a small town in Tzarist Russia mistake a penniless clerk for a Government Inspector, and chaos, recrimination, and retribution ensue. This classic satire on human vanity and the corruption of elected officials is more relevant today than ever. Re-envisioned as a cutting, tragic farce with influences from Monty Python and Brazil, this painful, hilarious investigation of people’s characters gone to seed makes for hysterical comedy with a good dose of soul. 

Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes including one 15-minute intermission

"the production itself is immaculate" -The Hollywood Reporter

"This adaptation of The Government Inspector is well-acted, crisply directed and clever." -KCRW

GO! "a political parable...that sustains a gentle, physically colorful and flippant farce with almost unwavering comic expertise by the ensemble." -LA Weekly

"a truly amazing ensemble that provides some of the finest comedic acting one might see all year." -LAist

"This co-production between the Theatre at Boston Court and Furious Theatre Company is ambitious and timely" - LA Times

Featuring: John Billingsley, Alan Brooks, Joe Fria, Megan Goodchild, Sara Hennessy, Shannon Holt, Adam Haas Hunter, Dana Kelly Jr., Jacob Sidney and Eileen T'Kaye

Understudies: Fernando Belo, Joseph Callari, Carolyn Crotty, Gillian Doyles, Michael Stone Forrest, Caitlin Gallogly, Will Harris, Deb Hiett, Corey Klemow and David LM McIntyre

Production Stage Manager: Kevin Shewey

Sound Designer, Arrangements & Musical Direction: John Ballinger

Set Designer: Donna Marquet

Lighting Designer: Steven Young

Props Designer: Robyn Taylor

Costume Designer: Tina Haatainen-Jones

Casting Director: Raul Staggs

Production Photographer: Ed Krieger

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

ILLUMINATIONS• An ongoing series using the theatrical performance as a catalyst for discussion

On Playwriting: Sunday, July 29

A post-show discussion with playwright Oded Gross

On Performance: Thursday, August 9 & Sunday August 19

A post-show discussion with actors from The Government Inspector

On Theme: August 12 beginning 45 minutes prior to the 2pm performance

A pre-show dialogue on themes from the production

On Design: Thursday August 16

 A post-show discussion with designers from The Government Inspector.

LIVEWIRED• 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 
A post-show party with beer and pizza included in the cost of the ticket.

LATE NITE SALON• 
FRIDAYS, AUGUST 3, 10, 17, 24
An informal post-show mixer with some of the play's creative people. Stick around the Boston Court lobby afterwards and discuss the play over a complimentary glass of wine. 

 ECONOMIC STIMULUS FOR THEATRE LOVERS
SUNDAY AUGUST 5 2pm performance
All tickets $5. No advance sales, cash or check only. Availability is limited. 

 

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