Jan. 20, 2016


Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University theatre training program, continues its 43rd annual season with Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 satire, The Government Inspector.

When officials in a small Russian hamlet learn an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, they panic. In a rush to discover the intruder they target the wrong man, and a case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling.

This wild and smart adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's 1836 play shines a light on corruption and takes everyone to task. Think Stephen Colbert meets 1830s Russia. Featuring guest artists Meredith McCall, Jeffery Mills and Michael Stuart. 

“One part farce, one part slapstick,…this naughty, frothy play is wholly entertaining… " Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

“This is one funny show.” Vancouver Plays

What:The Government Inspector

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

From the original by Nikolai Gogol

Directed by Michelle Polgar

When: Feb. 11 – 21, 2016

 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday

 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Mary Moody Northen Theatre

 St. Edward’s University, 3001 S. Congress Ave.  Austin, TX 78704


Tickets: $24 Adult ($18 Students, Seniors, St. Edward’s community)

MMNT Box Office: 512-448-8484

Purchase tickets online 

Box Office Hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday- Friday

Student discount night Feb. 12:  $8 with Student ID

About Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the center of the St. Edward’s University Theatre Training Program. Through MMNT, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers, explore all facets of theatrical production and earn points towards membership in Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. MMNT operates under an AEA U/RTA contract and is a member of Theatre Communications Group. Information: 512-448-8487 or www.stedwards.edu/theatre.

About St. Edward's University

St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts college in the Catholic Holy Cross Tradition with approximately 5,000 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in Texas and offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including MBA programs and a master’s degree in counseling. With a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community with programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for 12 consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report and ranks in the top 15 Best Regional Universities in the Western Region. 

Information: stedwards.edu/about

Press Contact: Michelle Polgar, 512-448-8483


Website: www.stedwards.edu/theatre

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Poster for The Government Inspector.