“Government Inspector” Visits UTA Campus

From left, Katherine Weekley, Joshua Eguia and Wesley Farnsworth star in the Maverick Theatre Company's production of "The Government Inspector" on Oct. 18-27. (Photo contributed)
From left, Katherine Weekley, Joshua Eguia and Wesley Farnsworth star in the Maverick Theatre Company’s production of “The Government Inspector” on Oct. 18-27. (Photo contributed)

Mistaken identity and small-town corruption provide plenty of laughs in “The Government Inspector, Maverick Theatre Company’s first show of the 2013-2014 season. The play runs Oct. 18-19 and 24-27.

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from an original work by Nikola Gogol, “The Government Inspector” features a cast of theatre arts students and is directed by Professor Andrew Christopher Gaupp (Theatre Arts). The “Inspector” story follows the residents of a small Russian hamlet who panic when an undercover government agent is rumored to make a surprise visit.

The cast includes senior Joshua Eguia as Hlestakov, junior Wesley Farnsworth as Mayor, junior Katherine Weekley as Anna Andreyevna, sophomore Marcos Villegas as Osip and junior Chelsea Hollenbeck as Marya. Other actors include Jamal Benoit, Philippus Boshoff, Brendon Bradley, Jonathan Crawford, Joshua Davis, Nyeti-Abasi Nicholas Edet, Travis Fant, Rodney Hudson, Joseph Lee, Eliamaria Madrid-Onofre, Garett Mote, Bentleigh Nesbit, Joshua Nash, Dale Shelton, Adrian Stecker and Elizabeth Stevens.

Other production credits include: scenic design by Specialist Michelle Harvey, costume design by Lecturer Laurie Land, lighting and sound design by Specialist Christopher Jared Land and makeup design by Associate Professor Joe Kongeevick. Senior G. Dean McBride serves as stage manager, and sophomore Terry Jorgenson and freshman Whitley White-Body are assistant stage managers.

Performances of “The Government Inspector” are at 8 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 24-26 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $10 for general public and $7 for senior citizens, students and UT Arlington faculty and staff.

For tickets/reservations, group rates or further information, please contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts Box Office at (817) 272-2669 or uta.edu/theatre.

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