College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Theatre & Dance
The Government Inspector

VENUE: University of Memphis, Theatre Building, 3745 Central Ave.
RUN DATES: February 21-23 and February 28-March 2, 2012
TIMES OF SHOWS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and non U of M students;
U of M students receive a complimentary ticket
BOX OFFICE: 901-678-2576

University of Memphis presents Classic Comedy!
The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance presents the timeless comedy, The Government Inspector adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol. Third-year MFA candidate Michael Bolinski directs this hilarious comedy showcasing costumes by faculty member Janice Lacek, scenic design by faculty member Ken Ellis, lighting design by graduate student Mandy Heath, and sound design by long time faculty member John McFadden. Shows run February 21-23 and February 28-March 2; Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

About The Government Inspector

In one of the greatest - and funniest - classics of world theatre, the corrupt inhabitants of a provincial Russian village mistake an insignificant civil servant for a government inspector in disguise. In the ensuing panic, humanity is laid bare in all its vanity and greed. With a wild combination of slapstick farce and sharp social satire, this hilarious new adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher gives fresh life to Gogol's comic masterpiece.

Jeffrey Hatcher’s playwriting credits include Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Three Viewings, Scotland Road, Tuesdays with Morrie, and an adaptation of the classic, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

About the cast of The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector showcases the talents of some of the University of Memphis’ brightest young actors. Senior Standrew Parker (The Normal Heart, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) plays the title character with Jon Castro playing the corrupt major of the small Russian province. The large cast also features Christopher Calderazzo, Drake Bailey, David Couter, Misty O’Neill, and Kelsey Knight among many others. Third-year MFA Directing student Michael Bolinski (Ostrander Award, Arcadia) directs.

About University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Memphis invites you to join us as we explore the exciting world of the performing arts. We believe that each student should be broadly prepared in as many meaningful artistic experiences as imaginable. We celebrate theatre and dance in all its infinite varieties. Our productions are among the best the city offers. Watch our students flourish and develop while adding rich color to the dynamic artistic community. These talented individuals grow as artists on our stages and then venture out into the theatre community to build a career and contribute to artistic organizations in Memphis as well as throughout the country.

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