Mistaken identity leads to comedy in K-State Theatre's presentation of 'The Government Inspector'
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
K-State Theatre presents "The Government Inspector" at 7:30 p.m. April 25-27 and May 2-5 in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.
MANHATTAN — The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Kansas State University presents "The Government Inspector" at 7:30 p.m. April 25-27 and May 2-5 at the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.
When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic, corruption and greed. "The Government Inspector," adapted from the original by Nikolai Gogol, is a comedy of errors that provides clever commentary on the extensive political wrongdoing of Imperial Russia.
Tickets are $16 for the general public; $14 for seniors, military, faculty and staff; and $11 for students and youth. They can be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638. Tickets may also be purchased at the Nichols Hall box office. All tickets, regardless of purchase method, include sales tax and are free from convenience fees.
"The Government Inspector" is directed by David Mackay, assistant professor of theatre. Kathy Voecks, associate professor of theatre, serves as the scenic designer; Dana Pinkston, associate professor of theatre, serves as the costume designer; Jo Sanburg, instructor of theatre, is the lighting designer; and Ben Stark, associate professor of theatre, is the technical director.
The following Kansas State University students are part of the cast or crew for "The Government Inspector":
Cole Rockhold, junior in theatre, Fort Scott, as Ivan Alexandrovich Khlestakov; Meghan McGehee, senior in theatre, Goddard, as Doctor Hubner.
From Greater Kansas City: Donovan Watts, junior in theatre, as Dobchinskey, and Chelsea Turner, senior in American ethnic studies and theatre, as Daria Shelfishovich, both from Kansas City; and Matthew Robison, freshman in applied music, Shawnee, Osip.
Kristen Cruz, senior in theatre, Hutchinson, as Anna Andreyevna; Brooke Griggs, freshman in theatre, Manhattan, as Sierra Seranova; Sterling Matthew Oliver, senior in theatre, Marysville, as Mikhail Lypkin/Merchant; JD Warren, senior in theatre, Salina, as Pugo; Emma Price, sophomore in theatre, Scott City, as Postmistress; and Alison Davids, junior in theatre, Spring Hill, stage manager.
From Topeka: Breana Tiffany, sophomore in theatre, as Waitress/Mmishka; Hunter Nelson, senior in English and theatre, as Bobchinskey; and Skylar Lindquist, sophomore in English, as Anton Antonovich.
From out of state: Elizabeth Kritikos, senior in theatre, New Lenox, Illinois, as Luka Lukawich/Soldier's mother.