Make Your Appointment Now for the 2012 audition for
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
July 27, 2012 – August 26, 2012
5 weeks – Friday & Saturday @ 7:30, Sunday @ 2:30
The first audition session (Monday night – 5/21) will consist of a comic monologue lasting up to two minutes. The appointments will be set in 30 minute time slots between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The call back session (Tuesday night – 5/22) will consist of cold readings from the script, and will last approximately three hours – from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please plan on staying for that entire session.
Please complete the audition form and bring it and a recent photograph or a head shot (copies are ok). Resumes are welcome as well. Forms may be downloaded from our website: http://www.vintagetheatre.com
Auditions will take place at the Vintage rehearsal space in the Mountain View Tower at 1600 Downing St, on the NE corner of 16th and Downing, in suite #230. Please park at the Children’s Medical Center building, located directly east of our building’s parking lot, on the darker colored pavement, just on the other side of the dumpsters. The entrance to this parking lot is on Marion St. YOU WILL BE TOWED if you park in the Mountain View Tower parking lot – and it is $280 to get your car back.
If you would like an appointment to audition, please email Vintage Theatre @
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone appointments will not be accepted.
· Your first and last name.
· Your email address.
· Your phone number.
· What audition time you would like (between 7:00 and 9:00 pm) – please give 1st and 2nd choices
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
From the original by Nikolai Gogol
Directed by Lorraine Scott
When locals in a small Russian town learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. Fearing such a visit will expose the extent of the town’s corruption, Mayor Anton Antonovich and other local government officials set off in a flurry of activity to cover up their various misdeeds and prepare for the inspector’s arrival. (14M, 5W, doubling)
HLESTAKOV: (age 20-30) A government clerk of the lowest rank, he is traveling through the small town with his servant. He has lost all his money gambling and cannot pay his food and lodging bill at the inn. The people of the town mistaken him for the government inspector, who has set to arrive at any time. When he realizes he is being treated as an honored guest he makes the most of this opportunity, weaving elaborate lies about his life in St Petersburg, gorging himself with food and drink and offering a false marriage proposal to Marya. He is rather a silly man who speaks and acts without thinking.
OSIP: (30-40) Servant to Hlestakov. Witty, sarcastic, wry, and smart. He enjoys arguing and lecturing his master.
MAYOR: (50-60) This role has been cast. He has the most power in this town and is the most corrupt. He is far from being a fool. He takes bribes but still manages his dignity. Dreams of a luxurious, high status life in St. Petersburg.
ANNA ANDREYEVNA, his wife: (40-60)Extremely inquisitive and her vanity is always displayed. She flirts shamelessly with Hlestakov. When he informs her of his engagement to Marya, she approves, imagining a high status life in St Petersburg.
MARYA, their daughter: (18-22) This role has been cast.Grumpy, deadpan teenager. She and her mother rush to meet the government inspector. She responds to Hlesatkov’s flirtations and accepts his marriage proposal.
GRUSHA, their maid: (40-60) Surly, shameless.
JUDGE: (40-60) Intellectual and authoritative. He projects an air of profundity.
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: (30-50) Female or male. Proud, high strung, and blatant.
HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: (30-50) Wily, anxious to oblige.
POSTMASTER: (25-40) Simple, naïve. He abuses his station by reading the letters of others. Role is minor but key to plot because he intercepts Hlestakov’s letter to his friend which reveals that Hlestakov is not the government inspector.
DOBCHINSKY: (25-40) Landowner in the town. He and his brother are the first to see Hlestakov at the inn and mistake him for the government inspector. They immediately run to tell the Mayor this initiating the case of mistaken identity which propels the entire play. Likes to chatter rather than speak, and is a curious fellow. Slightly taller than Bobchinsky and more serious.
BOBCHINSKY: (25-40) Landowner in the town, brother of Dobchinsky. Short, squat and inquisitive. Speaks quickly, freely, and is inquisitive. He is jolly and lively.
DOCTOR: (30-50) The real government inspector disguised as a mild doctor. He enjoys the game of being in disguise.
INNKEEPER’S WIFE/CORPORAL’S WIFE: (20-40) Pregnant daughter of Waitress/cantankerous, boastful.
WAITRESS/LOCKSMITH’S WIFE: (40-60) Abrupt, sassy woman/grizzly, complaining old hag.
SVETSUNOV, the police chief: (25-50) Polite, distinguished, in control.
ABDULLIN/CONSTABLE/IMPERIAL MESSENGER: (25-50) Merchant, stern,
PENTELAEYEV/CONSTABLE: (25-50) Merchant, brash, carefree/brainless.
CHERNAEYEV/CONSTABLE: (25-50) Merchant, pompous/compliant, docile.