“An Inspector Calls” Opens at Schenectady Civic Players [Berkshire on Stage]
The third play of Schenectady Civic Players’ 90th anniversary season, An Inspector Calls, written by J.B. Priestley and directed by Patrick White, opens on Friday (January 26) and runs through Sunday, February 4, at its 12 South Church Street Playhouse in Schenectady’s historic Stockade district.
An Inspector Calls was first performed in 1945 in the Soviet Union. In 1946, it played in the UK with Ralph Richardson as Inspector Goole. One of Priestley’s best known works for the stage, it is considered one of the classics of mid-20th century English theater. Awards include the 1993 Laurence Olivier Award, a 1994 Drama Desk Award and a 1994 Tony Award for best revival of a play. It was called a “psychologically adept mystery” by The London Evening Standard.
NOTE: There will be a free preview of An Inspector Calls at 7:30pm tonight (Thursday, January 25).