The Government Inspector Opens This Weekend at Parson’s Nose, October 21 – November 12, 2017

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The Government Inspector Opens This Weekend at Parson’s Nose
October 21 – November 12, 2017
Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT), the acclaimed classical comedy theater company, will begin their 2017-18 season this weekend with the opening of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. The play marks the 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, “a comical small town where corruption reigns and is turned on its head when rumors fly that a Government Inspector has come to investigate. The Mayor, Anton Antonovich, gathers his cronies to overwhelm the visitor, Khlestokov, with false bronhomie. Khlestokov enjoys being coddled, makes himself home in the Mayor’s house, and seduces the Mayor’s wife and daughter. Suddenly he leaves after a quick engagement, promising to return, and the town celebrates its newfound rise in society, until a telegram appears announcing the real government inspector has just arrived.”

Davis distilled Gogol’s comedy into an 80-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 Paul Perri, James Calvert, Mary Chalon, Barry Gordon, Aiden Rees, John Rafter Lee, John Harnagel, Jill Rogosheske, and Lance Davis who also wrote the adaptation.

Parson’s Nose Theater presents Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, October 21 – November 12, 2017. Friday 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

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+.


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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