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Theatre Department Presents An Inspector Calls

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The Plattsburgh State University of New York Theatre Department presents its fall production of J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls , directed by John Shout, professor of English and theatre. Performances will run from Wednesday - Saturday, Nov. 5 - 8, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Hartman Theatre of the Myers Fine Arts Building.

Recently treated to a spectacular revival by London's National Theatre, An Inspector Calls is a gripping and chilling thriller that was the recipient of more awards than any other in English Theatre history.

The play introduces the audience to the Birling family -- leading citizens of a northern industrial town in England 1912. The Birlings seem to be contented, comfortable and self-assured until a surprise visit from a man claiming to be a police inspector. His insidious questioning reveals that each of the family members have a connection to a recent suicide victim and may indeed be responsible for her fate. Are the Birlings "guilty?" And does their guilt disappear when we learn that the strange visitor was apparently not an inspector at all? And was it really a suicide? 

Tickets are available in advance at the Angell College Center Information Desk or at the Hartman Theatre Box Office (beginning at 7:15 p.m. the evenings of the performances). Tickets are: $10/general admission; $7/seniors, non-Plattsburgh State students and Plattsburgh State faculty and staff; $2/Plattsburgh State students.

For more information, contact the Theatre Department at 518-564-2180.

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