When today’s headlines about Russia involve potential political meddling, corruption, and cover-up, it’s nice to know that some things don’t change… and that you can laugh about them. The Government Inspector is a sly confrontation of scruples in the face of “power” that was originally written in 1836 by Nikolai Gogol. Seattle Shakespeare Company presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of The Government Inspector directed by Allison Narver October 24-November 19, 2017 at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center.
Talking to the cast and staff at the first rehearsal for The Government Inspector, Artistic Director George Mount remarked that the play is “increasingly timely…but it’s also funny as heck. It’s a relief to take all of the political stuff that’s so really deadly serious out there in the news all day and transform it into the cathartic process of laughter.”