Reading: The Government Inspector

All politics are local. Gogol’s deeply silly satire of small-town corruption 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. Acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation offers a hilarious reminder of the terrifying timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery.

We want to engage you and our entire community with something stimulating and of genuine value. We’re not promising a finished performance, but rather a unique way to experience THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR. We’re thrilled to reunite some of the company of artists that brought this play to life with our 2016 Off-Broadway production for this livestream benefit occasion.

The inimitable Michael Urie will lead the all-star cast for this unrehearsed reading. He’ll be joined by Arnie Burton, Stephen Derosa, Ryan Garbayo, Kelly Hutchinson, David Manis, Ben Mehl, David Manis, Michael McGrath, Talene Monahon, Luis Moreno, James Rana, Steven Rattazzi, Tom Alan Robbins, Mary Lou Rosato, and Mary Testa..  Each will zoom in from wherever they are practicing social distancing. The original production was directed by Michael Sexton.











When: Mon., June 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm

All politics are local. Gogol’s deeply silly satire of small-town corruption 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. Acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation offers a hilarious reminder of the terrifying timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery.

We want to engage you and our entire community with something stimulating and of genuine value. We’re not promising a finished performance, but rather a unique way to experience THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR. We’re thrilled to reunite some of the company of artists that brought this play to life with our 2016 Off-Broadway production for this livestream benefit occasion.

The inimitable Michael Urie will lead the all-star cast for this unrehearsed reading. He’ll be joined by Arnie Burton, Stephen Derosa, Ryan Garbayo, Kelly Hutchinson, David Manis, Ben Mehl, David Manis, Michael McGrath, Talene Monahon, Luis Moreno, James Rana, Steven Rattazzi, Tom Alan Robbins, Mary Lou Rosato, and Mary Testa..  Each will zoom in from wherever they are practicing social distancing. The original production was directed by Michael Sexton.

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