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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes with an intermission
  • 20 sep 2018, 19:00
The National Academic Janka Kupala Theatre
Minsk, Belarus

Nikolai Gogol

Premiere – January 27, 2018

The life of an ordinary little town is stirred up by the rumours that a mysterious Government Inspector will soon come from the capital to interfere into local affairs. Nervous officials are frantically trying to hide the evidence of their crimes and misuse. The Governor drills the local authorities and subordinate officials; the Charity Commissioner is busy with throwing patients out of the infirmary; the Inspector of Schools improves school performance reports through sheer force of his will; the Judge is obsessed with hiding embezzlement, blatant misuse of power, and bribes at his department. Will these swindlers escape their fate?

  1. Director Mikałaj Pinihin
  2. Assistant Director Dźmitryj Ciško
  3. Set Design and Costumes Marijus Jacovskis
  4. Music Andrej Zubryč
  5. Choreography Teacher Maryna Fiłatava
  6. Translation Maria Pushkina
  7. Lighting Designer Mikałaj Surkoŭ

Cast Viktar Manajeŭ, Zoja Biełachvościk, Dzijana Kaminskaja, Raman Padalaka, Ihar Sihoŭ, Dźmitryj Jesianievič, Ivan Kušniaruk, Ihar Piatroŭ, Andrej Drobyš, Siarhiej Čub, Pavieł Charłančuk-Južakoŭ, Mikałaj Kučyc, Pavieł Astravuch, Pavieł Paŭluć, Dźmitryj Tumas, Kaciaryna Javorskaja, Volha Niafiodava, Viktoryja Čaŭłytka, Taćciana Dzianisava

Musicians Hienadź Višniakoŭ, Kirył Zmuško, Andrej Saponienka, Andrej Sienaženski

In Belarusian language

The National Academic Janka Kupala Theatre

The oldest drama stage in Belarus. It was opened on September 14, 1920 on the base of the First Association of Belarusian Drama and Comedy. Its first artistic director was Florian Zhdanovich. In 1944 its director Lev Litvinov staged the famous «Paulinka». The same year the theater was named after the great Belarusian poet and playwright Janka Kupala.

The current repertoire is rich with classics and modern plays by Belarusian and foreign authors. Performances are held in Belarusian. The theatre is often on tour with a range of spectacular performances, also staged within numerous festivals. It was several times honored the National theatre award of the Republic of Belarus. The Janka Kupala theatre strives after preserving Belarusian theatre traditions, however, never denying experiments. The troupe and artistic team of the theatre boast of fascinating performances as well as the sincere atmosphere of vivid artistic search.

Mikałaj Pinihin
Mikałaj Pinihin

The art director of the National academic Janka Kupala theatre, the Laureate of the Government award of the Republic of Belarus, the Honored arts worker of the Republic of Belarus.
Has been working at the Janka Kupala theatre since 2009. Within this time the oldest Belarusian drama stage has stepped up on a new level. Alongside with the artistic tasks, Mikałaj Pinihin works on the educational role of the theatre which should contribute to the national idea. Moreover, according to Pinihin, one of the aims of the theatre is “to bring joy to people”.