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) and focus on 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 mystery-drama is being designed and directed by Gregory E. Zschomler. Paul Segren stars as the Inspector, Don Smith as Mr. Arthur Birling, JoAnn McClanahan as Mrs. Sybil Birling, Nicholas Dibartolomeo as Master Eric Birling, Jennica Krohn as Miss Sheila Birling, and David Roberts as Mr. Gerald Croft. The play is produced by Melinda Leuthold, owner and Artist Director of the playhouse.
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 www.lovestreetplayhouse.com or by calling 360.263.6670.
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.