Parson’s Nose Opens 2017-18 Season with Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector

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Parson’s Nose Opens 2017-18 Season with Nikolai Gogol’s
The Government Inspector
Previews: October 14, 15, and 20, 2017
Runs: October 21 – November 12, 2017

Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedy theater company, will open their 2017-18 season with a world premiere, 75 minute adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. The play marks their first Full Production in the company’s new permanent home in Pasadena, The Parson’s Nose Abbey.

“Welcome to Kraszny, Russia”, says PNT Producing Director Lance Davis, “Where corruption is the tradition, the Mayor rules, and the only thing that could go wrong would be a government inspector nosing around, asking questions.”

Davis distilled Gogol’s comedy into a 75-minute adaptation to introduce this classic story from 1836 to the modern audience. “Consistent with our mission to both entertain and educate, we’re introducing people to a classic comedy they may not be familiar with.”

The cast of The Government Inspector includes Parson’s Nose Company veterans Paul Perri, James Calvert, Mary Chalon, Barry Gordon, John Harnagel and Jill Rogosheske. Davis wrote the adaptation. “I’m also directing, when they let me, playing a couple of parts, and washing the glasses.”

Parson’s Nose Theater presents Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. Previews: October 14,15, and 20, Runs: October 21 – November 12, 2017. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.

Parson’s Nose Theater performs at their new home, The Parson’s Nose Abbey, located at 95 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101. Entrance on Holly St.

Parson’s Nose Theater presents The Government Inspector as part of their Full Production Series. Ticket prices are $30 for Adults, $20 for Seniors, $15 for Students. Reservations online at or by calling 626-403-7667. Preview Performances are “Pay What You Will”. Ages 12+.

Calendar Listing: The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol


Adapted & Directed by Lance Davis

Performances at The Parson’s Nose Abbey, 95 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Entrance on Holly.


Preview: Saturday, October 14th at 8:00pm

Preview: Sunday, October 15th at 3:00pm

Preview: Friday, October 20th at 8:00pm

Opening, October 21st at 8:00pm

Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00pm

Friday, October 27th, at 8:00pm

Saturday, October 28th at 8:00pm

Sunday, October 29th at 3:00pm

Friday, November 3rd at 8:00pm

Saturday, November 4th at 8:00pm

Sunday, November 5th at 3:00pm

Friday, November 10th at 8:00pm

Saturday, November 11th at 8:00pm

Sunday, November 12th at 3:00pm

Tickets and Information:


Phone: 626-403-7667

Preview: “Pay What You Will”

Adults: $30

Seniors: $20

Students: $15

Tickets may be purchased online or over the phone. Reservations Required. Ages 12+.

About Parson’s Nose Theater

Parson’s Nose Theater is a professional, critically acclaimed, not-for-profit, 501(c)3 theater organization dedicated to “introducing classic theater to contemporary audiences.” We emphasize language, story and actor, in the broad-stroke tradition of the Italian “commedia dell arte,” preparing audiences for future, full length productions of the world’s finest classical works. Our company of actors, directors, and designers with credits including Broadway, film, and television, is among the finest in Los Angeles. In our fifteen seasons we have introduced classical comedies to over 70,000 Angelenos.

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