2nd Story’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ in Bristol

2nd Story’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ in Bristol


Tim White is Gerald Croft and Laura Sorensen plays Sheila Birling in “An Inspector Calls,” which is being staged by 2nd Story Theatre at the Bristol Statehouse through Dec. 2. J.B. Priestley’s 1945 mystery/morality play is set in 1912. The wealthy Birling family is visited by Inspector Goole, who questions them about the suicide of a young, working-class woman. Under interrogation, each member of the family is found complicit in the young woman’s exploitation and abandonment, effectively causing her demise. First performed in the Soviet Union in 1945 and revived to great acclaim by Britain’s National Theatre in 1993, “An Inspector Calls” won the 1994 Tony Award for best revival of a play.

WHERE: Courtroom of the Bristol Statehouse, 240 High St., Bristol

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 2 (no performance Nov. 22)

COST: $25 for adults, $20 for patrons under 21

MORE INFO: 401/247-4200; www.2ndStoryTheatre.com