The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher Directed by Lisa Morse – June 5 – June 28, 2020
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.
- Thursday Night Preview – June 4 at 7:30 pm
- Opening Night and Season Subscriber Reception – Friday June 5 at 6:30 pm
- Buzz at the Barn – Saturday, June 6 at 7:00 PM pre-show cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and wine.
- Talkbacks – TBD – discuss the show with Director and Cast following the matinee.
- Show Times: Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM