Satirical comedy The Government Inspector to perform in Shanghai

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The State Small Theater of Vilnius, Lithuania, will present Nikolai Gogol's masterpiece, The Government Inspector, at Daning Theater in Shanghai from May 10 to 12.

Witty, smart and wildly satirical, the play exposes the corruption of a Russian town with biting hilarity, said a China Daily report.

Inefficient town officials mistake a well-dressed rogue for the incognito government inspector they are expecting, only to find themselves tricked by the rogue who takes advantage of their dinners and bribes.

The play climaxes when the real inspector arrives just as the officials realize their mistake.

It was inspired by a conversation between Gogol and Alexander Pushkin, another famous Russian writer.

Pushkin mentioned an anecdote of a person being mistaken as a government inspector to Gogol, who then turned it into a play. 

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