The Government Inspector

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Laurianna Cull

The Georgia Southern Theatre and Performance Program will be finishing their fall season out with a laugh as they premier their final show of the semester, “The Government Inspector.”

The play will run Nov. 12-19 in the Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Arts and Theatre. All shows will begin at 7: 30 p.m., with the exception of the 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

The play tells the story of the madness and chaos that ensues when a small Russian town discovers that they will be receiving a surprise visit from a government inspector. The more the citizens begin to panic, the funnier this show becomes.

“It’s really just downright funny from beginning to end. With the show being a little over the top and farcical, we get a lot of wiggle room with how to do things and that lets the silly and outrageousness of the show shine,” actor Bradford Wells said.

“The Government Inspector” is a very unique comedy in the sense that, throughout the show, the comedic styles are abundant and constantly varying in style and technique.

“This show is hilarious. It’s got everything from social commentary on political corruption to crude sex jokes. The humor ranges from high brow commentary to comedic sight gags with everything in between. You’ll spend those two hours clutching your sides as you get to know the interesting members of this small town,” Tajh Oates, junior theatre major and stage manager, said.

In this farcical show, the actors are not afraid to act a little crazy in order to depict the wide range of outrageous over-the-top characters featured in the play.

“I think all of the actors are amazingly fantastic and funny. There’s just tons of talent on one stage which has really helped bring this show to its peak performance capability,” Wells said.

“The play is hilariously fun. It’s a combination of mistaken identity, bribery, a double-or-nothing bet and a mob of Russian peasants. I mean, come on. If that doesn’t leave the audience rolling in the aisles, I don’t know what will,” junior English major and dresser, McKinley May said.

Student and youth tickets are $5. Faculty, staff and community tickets are $10. The house will be open for seating thirty minutes prior to each performance.