STEUBENVILLE, OH—The Franciscan University Theatre Department will present the Russian masterpiece The Government Inspector to audiences this fall.
Written by Nikolai Gogol and directed by Dr. Monica Anderson, this satirical farce tells the story of a corrupt small town run by a greedy mayor and his comrades. The town panics at the news that a government inspector is on his way from the capital. Hilarity ensues when the townsfolk display their greed and stupidity by confusing a low-level official with the real inspector.
The Government Inspector, one of the most famous comedies in world theatre, is a comical critique of the pitfalls of all-too-common vices.
Performances will be held November 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 7:00 p.m., and November 11 and 18 at 2:00 p.m. in Anathan Theatre, on the ground level of Egan Hall.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Admission is free for clergy, religious, and children under 12. Tickets may be reserved by calling 740-283-6245, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., or bought at the door on a first come, first served basis.