The Government Inspector August 9 & 11 Metuchen High School, Supporting!

The Government Inspector, in Metuchen

The performances at Metuchen High School, which are sponsored in part by the Metuchen Arts Council, will be presented August 9 and 11

General admission tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the door or

Get ready to laugh with Gogol's immortal tale of mistaken identity, in a new adaptation by artistic director Catherine LaMoreaux.

The Government Inspector is considered by many to be Russia’s greatest comedy. Written in 1836, the play’s satirical take on corrupt government is pertinent still today. Gogol pokes fun at the political corruption of Imperial Russia through the figure of a small-town governor. The governor, who happily accepts all sorts of bribes, from fabric to puppies, goes into a panic when word gets to him that an inspector from St. Petersburg is coming to report on his administration.

The town immediately assumes that a young male holed up in the inn is the inspector, and everyone sets to work impressing—and bribing—him. However, when the ersatz inspector is wined and dined, his confusion grows—and he decides to turn the tables on the corrupt town, leading to mistaken identity and farcical implications.

The cast includes

Jorge Arias of Elizabeth as Bobchinsky

Samantha Ayers of Fords as Mishka

Molly Babos of Metuchen as the Locksmith's Wife

Whitney Bailey of Piscataway as Luka and the Sergeant

Sanket Bakshi of South Plainfield as Merchant and Ensemble

Joe Binensztok of Highland Park as the Doctor

Eowyn Learn of Highland Park as Townsperson

Jordan Marc of Princeton as Khlestakov

Marina Mikhalyva of Brooklyn as the Postmaster

Ryan Miller of Edison as Osip

Mark Mooney of Bridgewater as Ammos

Emily Niemeyer of Milford as Marya

Tim O'Connor of Plainfield as the Governor

Tess Powell of Port Reading as a Townsperson

Susan Roberts of Edison as Inn Servant

Bryan Rodriguez of Elizabeth as Dobchinsky

Tyechia Smith of Edison as Anna

Jon Turner of Highland Park as Artemy

The play is directed by Dragonfly artistic director Catherine LaMoreaux of Metuchen

Stage-managed by Julia Stibich of Metuchen.

Artistic associate Anna Paone of NYC did dramaturgy and

Lisa Hyman of Metuchen directed ensemble improv scenes.

At Metuchen High School, 400 Grove Ave., Metuchen, NJ:

Friday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. and Aug.10 performance Sunday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m.

The Metuchen performances are sponsored by the Metuchen Arts Council.

Stay tuned for full details of our 2019-20 season!

Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center, a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to diversity, will present Nikolai Gogol’s classic but rarely-performed comedy

Contact: Catherine LaMoreaux, 908-930-3210

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