"The Inspector" Is Coming to Wold Trap | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

"The Inspector" Is Coming to Wold Trap

Play associated audio

In "The Inspector," a corrupt local mayor believes he’s spotted an undercover government official sent to check up on his town.

In the comical performance, the mayor mistakes a stranger for the inspector and the plot takes its twists and hilarious turns from there.

Kim Whittman, the director of Wolf Trap Opera, says the piece has parallels to today even though it's set in early 20th century Italy.

"It's about small town corruption and big time government in any place at any time," she says. "So even though strictly speaking you're not going to see people we see in our headlines in this opera, you'll see echoes of them."

The world premiere is next Wednesday.

NPR

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
NPR

Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.
NPR

Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.
NPR

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.