Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"An Inspector Calls" Opens Friday at the Love Street Playhouse in Woodland, Wash.

David Roberts, Jennica Krohn and Paul Segren in "An Inspector Calls"

"An Inspector Calls," by J.B. Priestly, opens at the Love Street Playhouse, 126 Love St., Woodland, Wash. this Friday, April 20, 2012 for a four weekend run.

The classic play, written in 1945, is set in Edwardian England. The proceedings take place on a single night 100 years ago (in the spring of 1912) just prior to the launch of the Titanic. The story examines a prosperous middle-class family celebrating the engagement of their daughter to Mr. Gerald Croft, the son of a business rival.

The family is visited by a mysterious man calling himself Inspector Goole. He questions the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman named Eva Smith. The family members are interrogated individually and each is revealed to have in some way been responsible for the young woman's exploitation, abandonment and social ruin, effectively leading to her death.

There are major domestic upsets, some surprising twists and turns and some very revealing insights...

But what is really uncovered?

The play is being produced by Melinda Leuthold, owner and Artist Director of the playhouse, and is designed and directed by Gregory E. Zschomler.

  • Paul Segren, Inspector Goole
  • Don Smith, Mr. Arthur Birling
  • JoAnn McClanahan, Mrs. Sybil Birling
  • Nicholas Dibartolomeo, Master Eric Birling
  • Jennica Krohn, Miss Sheila Birling
  • David Roberts, Mr. Gerald Croft
  • Rebekah Krohn, Edna the maid

The show will play Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from April 20 through Mother's Day, May 13. Tickets, now on sale, range from $11-$15, available at Columbia Bank in Woodland, Minuteman Press in Longview, online at or by calling 360.263.6670 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            360.263.6670      end_of_the_skype_highlighting .

Parental Advisory: This play contains subject matter, dialogue and language that may not be suitable for pre-teen children. The show can best be enjoyed and appreciated by an adult audience.

An independent review will be posted by noon Saturday, April 21.

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