Antics of the government

Los Medanos College’s Drama Department displays a show unlike any other called “The Government Inspector” and it is what I would call ‘the jewel in their crown.’

The play starts off at a meeting with all of the corrupt government officials discussing how they are going to deal with the government inspector, who is going to travel to their town incognito. If this inspector were to find out how the government runs their town, then they could loose everything that they’ve gained with their wicked deeds. So by any means, they constantly try to pursue the government inspector to give them a good review to their higher ups.

The show didn’t waste any time displaying what the main characters objectives were. It made me more curious how all of these men would use and abuse their authority. Throughout the show, each and every one of them let the audience know that they weren’t all talk.

I felt that the show was not only comedic, but it had really intriguing dialogue that was really witty and well put together. With an un-expected twist dropped in the middle of this wild zoo of outrages and incredible characters, gives the viewers an instant shock of being dumbfounded. Oded Gross’ adaptation of this classic Russian comedy pays homage to the original version by Nikolai Gogol.

I suggest this play for you if you enjoy a comedy about that displays human greed, stupidity and the extensive political corruption among imperial figures. It’s definitely going to make your evening worthwhile. The show will continue to run on Nov. 22, 23, 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students. If you haven’t seen it already, go ahead and check it out.