Timeless stories are often imitated: Such is the case with Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 satirical play about corrupt small-town officials who mistakenly think that an inventive clerk is really an undercover inspector. The play has influenced everything from entertainer Danny Kaye’s comedy classic The Inspector General to The Seattle Rep’s Inspecting Carol and even an episode of the BBC comedy series Fawlty Towers. This staging is directed by well-known Seattle director Allison Narver.
The Government Inspector
10/24–11/19 Times Vary
Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Center, Center Theatre
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WAUnited States