19:00, Tue 6th – Sat 10th March 2012 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 7
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Nikolai Gogol
An Inspector is Coming…
…to a hap-hazard and highly corrupt provincial town in 19th Century Russia. A colourful cast of sneaking, squeaking (literally), blustering and trembling officials and their serf-beating Mayor panic when they are delivered the news that a Government Inspector is coming to look at their town. The subsequent schmoozing, bribing and offering of daughters (and possibly wives) to this man is made all the more hilarious by his being no Inspector, but an underpaid government clerk who has been mistaken for the real deal and decided to go along with it.