May 05 2022
Jun 05 2022
The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector

Presented by Ross Valley Players at Ross Valley Players' Barn Theater

The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, Directed by Lisa Morse

May 6 – June 5, 2022

Gogol’s classic 19th Century comedy of errors and mistaken identity has been updated for today’s audiences by Jeffrey Hatcher, not unlike a Marx Brothers comedy.

When local officials in a small Russian town learn that an undercover government official is coming, the whole village is sent into a world of panic, hasty cover ups and greed.

A low-level clerk from St. Petersburg, with his own larcenous bent, is misidentified as the inspector.

Fearing the visit will uncover the town’s well-established pattern of corruption, local officials from the Mayor down set off in a flurry of activity to cover up their various histories of public misdeeds.

The result is a frantic and hilarious merry-go-round of corruption, lust and certifiable self-delusion. An evening of pure fun.

Thursday Night Preview – May 5 at 7:30 pm
Opening Night – Friday May 6 at 8:00 pm

Show Times:  Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm


Admission Info

$30 – Adults (19 and older)
$15 – Youth (18 or younger)

Thursday Night Preview, May 5: pay what you will

Phone: 415.456.9555 ext. 1


Additional time info:

Thursdays:  7:30 pm,
Fri-Sats:  8:00 pm,
Sundays:  2:00 pm

Thursday Night Preview – Thursday, May 5
Opening Night – Friday, May 6

Dates & Times

2022/05/05 - 2022/06/05

Location Info

Ross Valley Players' Barn Theater

30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957