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The Inspector General 

Perhaps corruption and incompetence are funniest when they burden other people. Russian author Nikolai Gogol wrote his satire of a bureaucracy's bungling, criminal selfishness, apathy and neglect in the 1830s and set it in a provincial town. When rumors spread that a government inspector is coming to town to investigate, the mayor and his cronies don't know how to hide all the corruption so they decide to go with their strengths — identify the agent and ply him with money, women and booze. Cripple Creek Theatre Company uses an updated script but resisted setting it in a contemporary New Orleans " with one exception: New Orleans' actual inspector general, Robert Cerasoli, appears in the play on Thursday productions. He also leads audience talkback sessions after the performance. Tickets $10. — Will Coviello

8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., March 6-8; through March 29

North Rampart Community Center (Formerly St. Mark's Community Center), 1130 N. Rampart St., 891-6815;

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