Simley Theatre Presents:
The Government Inspector
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." —Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN). "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.
Wednesday, November 7th @ 3:30pm - FREE Senior Citizen and Staff Preview*
Thursday, Novemeber 8th @ 7pm
Friday, November 9th @ 7pm
Saturday, November 10th @ 7pm
Sunday, November 11th @ 2pm
Simley High School Performing Arts Center
2920 80th St. E.,
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
*Tickets not required for Senior Citizen/Staff Preview