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
•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.
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.