Ross Valley Players Present The Government Inspector
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm
By Nikolai Gogol, Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher and Directed by Lisa Morse.
Cost is $30 for Adults19 and older and $15 for youths 18 and younger; tickets must be purchased in above website link.
Gogol’s classic 19th Century comedy of errors and mistaken identity has been updated for today’s audiences by Jeffrey Hatcher, not unlike a Marx Brothers comedy. When local officials in a small Russian town learn that an undercover government official is coming, the whole village is sent into a world of panic, hasty cover ups and greed. A low-level clerk from St. Petersburg, with his own larcenous bent, is misidentified as the inspector.
Fearing the visit will uncover the town’s well-established pattern of corruption, local officials from the Mayor down set off in a flurry of activity to cover up their various histories of public misdeeds. The result is a frantic and hilarious merry-go-round of corruption, lust and certifiable self-delusion. An evening of pure fun.