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  • NCPA & Akvarious Production’s play The Government Inspector premiers in Bangalore

    Published on October 16, 2014

    Bangalore : National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), in collaboration with Akvarious Production presents an English play, The Government Inspector at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, The Govt Inspector (1)Bangalore.

    Written in 1836, by the famous Russian writer, Nikolai Gogol, this play is about a group of small town money-grabbing officials get the shock of their lives when they learn that a Government Inspector is being dispatched to investigate their town and all its local dealings. Thrown into a panic, they desperately struggle to stifle public dissatisfaction whilst deflecting the blame for their various misdemeanors onto each other. But the first question they must find the answer to is, who is the Government Inspector and where is he hiding?

    Adapted and directed in English by Akarsh Khurana, The Government Inspector is an energetic comedy of manners and errors, with biting satire and madcap twists and turns, exposing the absurdity, spiritual bankruptcy and corruption of any given small town with biting hilarity. Adhir Bhat, Hussain Dalal, Adhaar Khurana, Dilshad Edibam Khurana and Amey Wagh bring life to the main characters of this play.

    On the occasion of the premiering of the play, Deepa Gahlot, Head – Programming (Theatre & Film), NCPA, said, “At NCPA, we always aim to make art and culture accessible to all. NCPA Productions was started with the aim of supporting quality theatre, not just in Mumbai, but across the country. Gogol’s The Government Inspector is a classic that transcends time and cultures, and, it reflects with accuracy and acerbic wit, the state of the country today.”

    Akarsh Khurana, Akvarious Production also expressed his happiness at the play premiering in Bangalore and said, “I chanced upon a version of The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol which was adapted by the aforementioned David Harrower and enjoyed it thoroughly. When I got a mail from Jagriti Theatre in Bangalore saying the theme for their 2014 season was classics with a twist, it was hard to ignore the signs. This play is my take on the timeless classic”.