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The Government Inspector
David Ingram
Anthony Lawton
Seth Reichgott
Sarah Sanford
Luigi Sottile

Set Designer
Meghan Jones
Costume & Puppet Designer
Millie Hiibel
Lighting Designer
Janet Embree
Sound Designer & Composition
Jeff Lorenz
Movement Consultant
Sarah Sanford
Kathryn MacMillan
Stage Manager
Rebecca Smith
Production History

The Government Inspector
World Premiere
By Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by Armina LaManna and David O'Connor
Directed by David O'Connor
November 21 - December 28, 2008

When a small town full of bumbling, loony officials hear that a government inspector is paying a visit, they are thrown into a panic! Since its first performance in 1836, this bustling satire from the pen of Russian comedian Nikolai Gogol has resonated with audiences all over the world. This all-new adaptation is an imaginative, madcap theatrical event perfect for ages eight to ninety-eight!

"A play that makes you smile." –The Philadelphia Inquirer

"There's so much to enjoy in Lantern's production that I can't imagine anyone going home disappointed." –Philadelphia City Paper

"A howling success... this show is a winner on all counts." –Broad Street Review

"This farce definitely should tickle the funnybone!" –CurtainUp
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Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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