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Auditions for The Government Inspector June 1st, 3rd, 4th and 9th

May 24, 2019

 

PERFORMANCES AUGUST 1-4 AT duCRET SCHOOL OF ART IN PLAINFIELD


The Government Inspector is a classic comedy about a small Russian town thrown into panic when word gets out that a government inspector is coming—incognito--to investigate them. When they learn that a mysterious visitor has actually been in town for two weeks, they scramble to rally their forces. What do they do? Wine, dine, and bribe the visitor, of course.

Dragonfly is looking for actors ages teens through senior citizens, of all ethnicities and abilities. Dragonfly uses nontraditional casting, and many of the men’s roles will be played by women.

 

The Government Inspector is a classic comedy about a small Russian town thrown into panic when word gets out that a government inspector is coming—incognito--to investigate them. When they learn that a mysterious visitor has actually been in town for two weeks, they scramble to rally their forces. What do they do? Wine, dine, and bribe the visitor, of course.

Dragonfly is looking for actors ages teens through senior citizens, of all ethnicities and abilities. Dragonfly uses nontraditional casting, and many of the men’s roles will be played by women.

Cast
The Governor—A man grown old in the service, by no means a fool in his own way. Though he takes bribes, he carries himself with dignity. He is of a rather serious turn and even given somewhat to ratiocination. He speaks in a voice neither too loud nor too low and says neither too much nor too little. Every word of his counts. He has the typical hard stern features of the official who has worked his way up from the lowest rank in the arduous government service. Coarse in his inclinations, he passes rapidly from fear to joy, from servility to arrogance.

Anna — Governor’s wife. A provincial coquette, still this side of middle age, educated on novels and albums and on fussing with household affairs and servants. She is highly inquisitive and has streaks of vanity. Sometimes she gets the upper hand over her husband, and he gives in simply because at the moment he cannot find the right thing to say. Her ascendency, however, is confined to mere trifles and takes the form of lecturing and twitting.

Marya—the governor’s daughter. She is like her mother, not very clever young woman.

Luka Lukich Khlopov—the Inspector of Schools. He admits to his friends that whenever someone that is in a higher position talks to him he gets scared and confused.

Luka’s wife

Khlestakov—an official from St. Petersburg, mistaken for the inspector. A skinny young man of about twenty-three, rather stupid, being, as they say, "without a czar in his head," one of those persons called an "empty vessel" in the government offices. He speaks and acts without stopping to think and utterly lacks the power of concentration. The words burst from his mouth unexpectedly. The more naiveté the actor puts into the character the better will he sustain the role.

Osip—Khlestakov’s servant. Male or Female. A typical middle-aged servant, grave in his address, with eyes always a bit lowered. Is argumentative and loves to read sermons directed at his master. Voice is usually monotonous. To his/her master his/her tone is blunt and sharp, with even a touch of rudeness. He/she is the cleverer of the two and grasps a situation more quickly. But he/she does not like to talk. Is a silent, uncommunicative rascal.

Ammos Fiodorovich Liapkin-Tiapkin—the judge. Male or Female. He has read four or five books and so is a bit of a freethinker. He is always seeing a hidden meaning in things and therefore puts weight into every word he utters. The actor should preserve an expression of importance throughout. He speaks in a bass voice, with a prolonged rattle and wheeze in his throat, like an old-fashioned clock, which buzzes before it strikes.

Artemy Fillippovich Zemlinika—Superintenent of Charities. Male or Femal. Very fat, slow and awkward; but for all that a sly, cunning scoundrel. He is very obliging and officious.

Ivan Kuzmich Shpekin—the Postmaster. Male or Female. Guileless to the point of simplemindedness.

Dobchinsky and Bobchinsky—Country Squires. Short little fellows, strikingly like each other. Both have small paunches, and talk rapidly, with emphatic gestures of their hands, features and bodies. Dobchinsky is slightly the taller and more subdued in manner. Bobchinsky is freer, easier and livelier. They are both exceedingly inquisitive.

Christian Ivanovich Hubner—the doctor, Male or Female

Officials and personages of the town--Male or Female
Fiodr Andreyevish Luliukov
Stepan Ivanovich Korobkin

Stepan Ilyich Ukhovertove—Police Captain

Pugovitzyn—Police Sergeant

Derzhimorda—Police Sergeant

Abdulin—Merchant

The Locksmith’s wife

Widow of a non-commissioned Officer

Mishka—the governor’s servant

Servant at the Inn

Guests, Merchants, Citizens, and Petitioners

 

Audition dates below 

 

Saturday June 1

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Monday June 3

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Tuesday June 4

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Sunday June 9

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

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