Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s play reading: “The Government Inspector” by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Oded Gross
Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Angus Bowmer Theatre ,
Tickets: $9; members $8; youths (6–17) $7.
Reading directed by the Phil Killian Fellow in Directing, Nelson T. Eusebio, III
In Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, a simple case of mistaken identity catapults the unemployed Khlestakov from desperate straits to new fortune and questionable power. In a new adaptation with influences from Monty Python and Brazil, Oded Gross styles Gogol’s iconic 19th century satire with a fresh Great Recession take.
Gross’s adaptation is being developed for a world premiere co-production by The Theatre @ Boston Court and Furious Theatre Company, Pasadena, California, to be directed by Stefan Novinski in the Summer of 2012.