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The Government Inspector (Hatcher) - Full Length Play

The Government Inspector (Hatcher)

Nikolai Gogol, Jeffrey Hatcher

Full Length Play

10m, 7f

ISBN: 9780822223375

When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover gov…

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Full Length Play


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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.
A brilliant new adaptation of Gogol's comic masterpiece, successfully produced by both the Tyrone Guthrie Theater Company, in Minneapolis, and the Stratford National Theatre of Canada."…a comedy of galumphing, harrumphing hilarity. One part farce, one part slapstick, with a dash of musical theater, this naughty, frothy play is wholly entertaining…[A] clever, fearless script…[The] characters feel contemporary in a show where official ignorance and incompetence are compounded by corruption and hubris." —Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "A first-rate farce…Hatcher is an inspired choice to take a fresh run at this material, not least because his writing is so consistently deft and funny, swinging wildly in tone from one line to the next…a mountain of firecracker witticisms." —CityPages.com.


10m, 7f


Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting

Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey Hatcher. Broadway: Never Gonna Dance (book). Off-Broadway: Three Viewings and A Picasso at Manhattan Theatre Club; Scotland Road and The Turn of the Screw at Primary Stages; Tuesdays with Morrie (with Mitch Albom) at The Minetta Lane; Murder by Poe, The Turn of the Screw, and The Spy at The Acting Company; Neddy at American Place; and Fellow Travelers at Manhattan Punchline. Other ... view full profile

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