UST-CSC Theater Department to present ‘An Inspector Calls’ Oct. 19-22 at St. Kate’s

The joint Theater Department of the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine will present "An Inspector Calls," J.B. Priestley’s award-winning classic thriller written at the end of World War II.

Performances, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 22, will be given in Frey Theater on the St. Catherine campus, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and free to students, faculty and staff with ID from the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Augsburg College, Macalester College and Hamline University). Seating is limited; reservations will be taken at The O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office at St. Catherine, (651) 690-6700.

The plot of "An Inspector Calls" centers on the visit by a mysterious police inspector to a wealthy and apparently respectable family in pre-World War I England. Investigating the death of a poor and unknown girl, he uncovers their secrets and hypocrisies and shows that they all had a hand in the girl’s abandonment and eventual suicide.

"An Inspector Calls," written during the winter of 1944-45 and first performed in 1945, was made into a successful 1954 British film; a recent theatrical revival won four Tony Awards, among others, in 1994.

Among the cast members in the St. Thomas-St. Catherine production are St. Thomas students Jordan Crow, Maretta Babler, Brett Blonigen, Ben Byers-Ferrian and Peter Heeringa. Teresa Lyons-Hegdahl of the Theater Department faculty directs.