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The Government Inspector, Theatre@Boston Court & Furious Theatre Company

Production photo by Ed Krieger.

 

The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol.

Dany Margolies – ArtsInLA

It’s petty to complain that the clever lines are so plentiful that we don’t have a moment to reflect on them, that the sight gags are too numerous to take in fully, and that the actors are so adept and in sync with [Stefan] Novinski’s vision that we sometimes miss the main action because we’re watching a sideshow.  Read more…

 

Terry Morgan – LAist

Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 play The Government Inspector has been much adapted, from film versions such as The Inspector General with Danny Kaye and an episode of Fawlty Towers to recent theatrical adaptations by Jeffrey Hatcher, David Harrower and Roddy Doyle. Now playwright Oded Gross has presented his version, and happily, it shimmers with brilliant wit. The new co-production of the show by Furious Theatre Company and Theatre@Boston Court adds to the riches with a truly amazing ensemble that provides some of the finest comedic acting one might see all year.  Read more…

 

Pauline Adamek – ArtsBeatLA

Russian dramatist Nikolai Gogol’s satire about political corruption and mistaken identities, The Government Inspector, is a timeless comedy classic. Re-envisioned as a biting, tragic farce, this world premiere adaptation with original ‘Disney-style’ songs is written by Oded Gross and now playing at The Theatre @ Boston Court in a co-production with Furious Theatre Company. The screwball play benefits from some updating and contemporary references, but fails to soar as high as expected.  Read more…