York College Theatre Department is presenting the classic farce The Inspector General this weekend, October 11-14.
The show is a comedy of errors that touches on the timeless themes of greed, stupidity, and political corruption. The overall message is “you reap what you sow,” says cast member, Caleb Clark, who says the physical humor, and witty, rapid fire dialogue is not to be missed.
The plot of the show revolves around mistaken identity and its hilarious consequences. Though the play was written in 1836, Clark says that it is still highly entertaining for modern audiences, with characters that you will recognize and relate to.
The play, written by Nikolai Gogol, was adapted into a film starring Danny Kaye in 1949.
The production will run October 11-14 in Gurganus Hall (10th and Kiplinger), with performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.