Farce, Fun and Satire Await in The Government Inspector
August 2 – August 20$75.00
As you’ll discover in The Government Inspector, all politics are local. Gogol’s deeply silly satire of small-town corruption (originally titled Revizor) offers a riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion. When the crooked leadership of a provincial village discovers that an undercover inspector is coming to root out their commonplace corruption, the town weaves a web of bribery, lies, and utter madness. This New York premiere of acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s (Stage Beauty) adaptation offers a hilarious reminder of the terrifying timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery.
The inimitable Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty) leads the all-star cast including two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa, Arnie Burton (39 Steps, Irma Vep), Stephen DeRosa (Boardwalk Empire, Into the Woods), and Michael McGrath (Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Nice Work If You Can Get It and Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Spamalot). They are joined by Ryan Garbayo, Kelly Hutchinson, David Manis, Ben Mehl, Talene Monahon, Luis Moreno, James Rana, Tom Alan Robbins, Mary Lou Rosato and William Youmans.