The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, announces the extension of its lampooning production of The Government Inspector, written by Nikolai Gogol and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. This side-splitting satire on small town political corruption, directed by STC's Artistic Director Michael Kahn, will now play through Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW).

Extension performances will take place:

Thursday, November 1, 2012 8 p.m. Public Performance

Friday, November 2, 2012 8 p.m. Public Performance

Saturday, November 3, 2012 2 p.m. Public Performance

Saturday, November 3, 2012 8 p.m. Public Performance

Sunday, November 4, 2012 2 p.m. Public Performance

In Gogol's roast of Russian provincial bureaucracy, Hlestakov, a civil servant who is running out of money, travels from Saint Petersburg to a small Russian town where his imagination runs rampant. When bumbling town officials mistake him for an incognito inspector, a comedy of errors unfolds and chaos ensues. Fearful that the investigation will unmask the town's corruption, the Mayor enlists the help of his fellow government officials to cover up their misdeeds.

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