September 15 – October 7, 2023
by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Jesse Saywell
AN INSPECTOR CALLS is set in the drawing room of the well-to-do Birling family: patriarch Arthur, a self-made businessman, his wife Sybil, their daughter Sheila and son Eric. They are joined by Sheila’s new fiancé Gerald Croft, son of Sir George Croft, heir to one of the most successful family businesses in England. As the family allow themselves to luxuriate in their good fortune and position in society, they are suddenly interrupted by an unexpected visitor when their maid, Edna, announces that Police Inspector Goole has come speak with them about investigating the death of a young, working-class woman, Eva Smith. Slowly but surely the Inspector’s questions get to the truth of the matter, revealing that each family member has secrets linking them to the tragic suicide. His startling revelations not only shatter their lives, but also raise profound questions about social conscience and class values that cannot be ignored, even today. Welcome the 2023 Halloween Season with this social commentary mystery.
AN INSPECTOR CALLS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.