The Government Inspector - In an ever more desolate Hungarian spa, in which all the water dried up ages ago, the director and his staff await fearfully the day when oneof his superiors notces the fact. When a mysterious foreigner arrives, a wild circus of corrupton ensues that has no chance of ending well...This wity, politcising update of Gogol's classic comedy had its premiere in Budapest's Vígszínház this January. The famous Hungariandirector Viktor Bodó has created magnifcent comedy, fast-paced with numerous sharp stylistc twists and crisp performances not only inthe two main roles, but from the whole company, which turns the host of strange spa employees into an obscure choir.
About the Sputnik Shipping Company - The company did not want a stern-sounding, theatrical name, and chose one that is as controversial as its own existence instead.’Sputnik’ symbolises motion into the unknown, with the risk of failure and explosion, but also the opportunity to discover something new and wonderful.Sputnik, founded in January 2008 and led by Viktor Bodó is an independent theatre.What does being independent mean? “Structurally and economically it simply means that we are not operating inside a conventional theatre building that is financed by either a local government or the state, and we need to apply for funds not only for production costs, but our operational costs as well. Our continued operation therefore hinges upon the success of these grant applications and the funds awarded to us. Because of this, and the fact that, our five years of operation and our independent status notwithstanding, we are working with a relatively large permanent cast, we need international co-productions to bolster the funds we are awarded at home.” Sputnik strives to build and sustain a new theatre workshop environment based on experience gained in institutional, conventional theatrical routine: „We ’merely’ seek to become freer and less constrained.“http://www.festivaldivadlo.cz/en/predstaveni/170/