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LTCC presents comedy set behind the scenes

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Provided to the Tribune The cast of "Inspecting Carol" rehearses for the production, which is slated for seven performances in November at Lake Tahoe Community College's Duke Theater.

“A Christmas Carol” meets “The Government Inspector” meets “Noises Off” in “Inspecting Carol,” a hilarious hit written specifically for the Seattle Repertory Theater. The play was created through a collaboration between then artistic director Daniel Sullivan and several longtime members of the Seattle Rep acting company.

Lake Tahoe Community College will bring this backstage comedy to life at 8 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and 15-18 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Duke Theater.

Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 seniors and children, and $4 for LTCC student body cardholders. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office from noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call (530) 541-4660, ext. 240.

“Inspecting Carol” takes place at The Soapbox Theater, a small professional theater company somewhere in the Midwest that is in a bit of a financial crisis. Their audience is waning, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts is being withheld, pending an artistic evaluation of their upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol.” A man with little talent but a big dream asks to audition and is mistaken for the NEA inspector. He is cast, and the company caters to the bewildered wannabe actor. Everything goes wrong, and hilarity ensues.

“It is a quirky character comedy mixed with some great physical farce,” said LTCC director David Hamilton.

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