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"R" (Government Inspector)

Yury Butusov’s final Moscow production is this multi-award-winning work based on Nikolai Gogol’s “Government Inspector”. The play deftly delves into the dual impossibilities of both accepting reality and escaping from it. As with many of Butusov’s stagings, chaos and pathos are seamlessly interwoven, with art presented as both freeing and healing. Featuring Konstantin Raikin, Timofey Tribuntsev and Maryana Spivak.

Presented in Russian with an English translation by Pauline Major

Running time: 2hr 58m (including 10 min intermission)

Photos by Alexander Ivanishin (Property of the Satiricon Theater)



Directed by Yury Butusov

Stage Design and Costumes by Maksim Obrezkov Lighting Design by Alexander Sivaev

Sound by Ekaterina Sedykh

Choreographer Nikolai Reutov

Assistant Directors: Elvira Kekeeva, Olga Romancheva, Karina Kolodub



Ivan Alexandrovich Khlestakov – Konstantin Raikin Anton Skvoznik-Dmukhanovsky – Timofey Tribuntsev

Marya Antonovna – Maryana Spivak

Anna Andreyevna – Alena Razzhivina

Ammos Fyodorovich Lyapkin-Tyapkin – Anton Kuznetsov

Ivan Kuzmich Shpekin – Daniil Pugaev

Petr Ivanovich – Yaroslav Medvedev

Elya – Elvira Kekeeva

Osip – Artem Osipov

Officials: Pavel Alekseev, Nikita Grigoryev, Arsen Khandzhyan

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