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The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

Ross Valley Players Presents
The Government Inspector
By Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Produced by Kim Foulger
Directed by Lisa Morse

Never a dull moment – this production is not to be missed!

The acting, the understated costumes, the farcical business, the slapstick bits, staging, the clever period set design, lighting, the understated, well-designed costuming and the music – all work together to bring the audience into a time past (1836 Russia) with timeless hilarity.

This production, as directed by Lisa Morse brings out the best in her actors – Philip Coleman (the Judge); Robert Molossi (the School Principal/Pentelaeyev); Christopher Harney (the Hospital Director/ Chernaeyev); Steve Price (the Mayor); Greg Nelson (the Doctor); Natalie Mendes (the Postmaster); Raysheina de Leon-Ruhs (Bobchinsky); Benjamin Vasquez (Dobchinsky); Pamela Ciochetti (Anna); Hunter Candrian-Velez (Marya); Michael B. Harris (Hlestekov); Wood Lockhart (Osip); Alexandra Weitman (the Innkeeper’s wife/Grusha/the Corporal’s widow); and Daphne Cowlin (the Imperial Messenger/Flagel the Mute Boy).

Along with Director Lisa Morse, the marvelous Production Team includes Kim Foulger (Producer); Steve Price (Executive Producer); Dianne Harrison (Stage Manager/Light & Sound Board Operator); Daphne Cowlin (Assistant Stage Manager); Benjamin Vasquez (Lighting Assistant); Ron Krempetz (Set Designer); Michael Walraven (Set Construction); Ellen Brooks (Lighting Designer); Michael A. Berg (Costume Designer); Billie Cox (Sound Designer); Dhyanis Carniglia (Scenic Artist); Maureen Scheuenstuhl (Properties Designer); David Yen (Stage Combat/Intimacy Coach); Alexandra Weitman (Stage Combat Captain); Raysheina de Leon-Ruhs (Stage Combat Lieutenant); Dianne Harrison (Stage Intimacy Captain); Robin Jackson (Photography); Mark Shepard (Graphic Designer); Karen Topakian (Publicity); Eleanor Prugh (Volunteer Coordinator); Suzie Hughes (Program Consultant); and Andrew Wilson (Webmaster).

Review by Elle Alexa Simon
on behalf of Flora Lynn Isaacson, San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle

Go see this marvelous production on or before it closes June 5, 2022.  Ross Valley Players Barn, 31 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Ross CA.
Get tickets at RossValleyPlayers.com  Telephone number: 415/456-9555