The Government Inspector
The Government Inspector is a laugh-out-loud, satiric comedy that takes aim at greed, stupidity, and political corruption. Written in 1836, it remains a remarkably relevant jab at politicians who use government to line their own pockets. When Khlestakov, a lazy and conniving civil servant, is mistaken for an important government inspector, a town descends into a flurry of madness as the mayor and his cronies try to cover-up their indiscretions and curry favor with the imposter.
Sheridan’s comic masterpiece, The Rivals, is a raucous comedy of manners that spins its tale around two couples who are thwarted on their way to matrimony. Featuring some of theatre’s great comic characters – the windbag Sir Anthony Absolute and the foolish Mrs. Malaprop – The Rivals is an uproariously funny feast that satisfies many a lusty appetite all while poking good fun at our superficial, narcissistic, preening times.