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 DragonflyArtsNJ@gmail.com
Classic Russian Comedy:
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