What happens when power falls into the hands of the worst possible people? And what will those people do to maintain control? In Russia in 1836, a small town is thrown into chaos when the crooked city council finds out an inspector is coming to check up on them. Corruption is exposed and hidden tensions bubble to the surface, erupting into a farcical and absurd disaster.
Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector, directed by guest faculty member Adrienne Mackey, opens the Bi-Co Theater Program’s 2018-19 season. Mackey, a guest faculty member, also serves as the artistic director of Swim Pony Performing Arts, a Philadelphia theater company.
Performances are free and open to the public. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 9, and performances will take place Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 15-17 in the Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall, at Bryn Mawr College.