Anna in the Tropics, 2016. Photo by Gregg Le Blanc.


Open Auditions

Ross Valley Players holds open auditions for every show we produce. To receive all audition notices, please click HERE. We welcome you to join our wonderful group of collaborators in making professionally-oriented, high-quality live theatre in Marin. We are the oldest continually operating theatre company on the West Coast. Wonderful Non-AEA actors come from throughout the Bay Area to play on our historic stage. Our houses our well-attended, parking is free and easy, and we offer a stipend. We have been nominated for and have received Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, Dean Goodman Awards, and Theatre Bay Area Awards.

The Government Inspector

By Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Lisa Morse

Performances Thursday through Sunday, June 5 – June 28, 2020


Wednesday, January 15, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
          The First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1618 Fifth Ave., San Rafael

1618 Fifth Avenue is the front of the church. Walk up the path to the left of the church building until you reach Mission Avenue. Take a right turn and the auditions are the first door on the right. If you get lost call 415-235-8800

Sunday, January 19, 7:00pm – 10:00pm 
          Ross Valley Players, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Ross, CA (corner of Sir Francis Drake and Lagunitas)

  • For audition appointment and information please email Maureen O’Donoghue at AND Kim Foulger at
  • Callback scenes/monologues available after the auditions are concluded. Actors will be notified about final casting decisions by Stage Management Staff

What to prepare and bring:

  • Headshot and resume
  • One 1 1/2-minute contemporary comedic monologue 
  • This play is a farce, so choose pieces with movement and/or heightened language.  Dialects are not required
  • Please List ANY rehearsal or performance conflicts on your audition form.

General Rehearsals (4/25/20-6/3/20):

M/F 6:30-9:30pm and at least one  rehearsal each weekend to be determined with cast.

Technical Rehearsal

Cue to Cue:  Sunday, May 31, 2020. Tech Dress rehearsals June 2 and 3, 6:00–10:00 pm


June 4 (preview),5 (opening) Thursdays June 11,18, 25 @ 7:30 P.M.; Fri/Sat June 6, 12, 13,19, 20, 26, 27 at 8 pm and Sundays, June, 7, 14, 21 and 28 @ 2:00 P.M. Possible brush up rehearsals TBA.


When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. Witty, smart and wildly satirical, this timely and spirited adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s classic play exposes the corruption of a provincial town with biting hilarity.

Main Characters (Note that that some actors may play multiple roles)

Mayor Andreyevna – 40-50

Anna Andreyevna – 35-50, his wife

Marya Andreyvena, 20’s, their daughter

Luka Khlopov – 30-40, Superintendent of Schools

Lyapkin-tyapkin – 30-40 The Judge

Artemy Zemlyanika – 30-40, Hospital Director

Ivan Shepekin – 20-40, Postmaster

Pyotr Dobchinsky – 25-45, Landowner living in town

Pytor Bobchinsky – 25-45, Landowner living in town

Ivan Khlestokov – 20-40, An Official from Petersburg

Osip – Old, his servant

Khristian Hubner, 30’s The District Doctor

Grusha, 30’s, the Innkeeper’s Wife

Pentelaeyev, 30’s, A Draper

Chernyaeyev, 30-40, A Tailor

Abdulin, 30-40, a Storekeeper

A Corporal’s Widow – old

Messenger – 20-40