Red Bull Theater presents an adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s deeply silly satire of small-town corruption. A riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion starring Michael Urie ('Buyer & Cellar,' 'Ugly Betty'). More…
All politics are local. When the crooked leadership of a provincial village discovers that an undercover inspector is coming to root out their commonplace corruption, the town weaves a web of bribery, lies, and utter madness. Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation offers a reminder of the terrifying timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery.
See it if You like farce, physical comedy and some zingers about contemporary society delivered straight from Old Russia at the time of the Czar
Don't see it if A silly, farcical tale of government corruption cuts too close to reality for you
See it if You'd like to see a 180-year-old Gogol play brought to life by a strong adaptation and great comic acting by Michael Urie and his castmates.
Don't see it if You don't like the manic energy of a farce; you only like more experimental work; you prefer your Gogol non-contemporized.