Theater 21 Presents “An Inspector Calls”

Apr. 11, 2016 By Marissa Ray

LA MIRADA, CALIF. — On April 15, Biola University’s Theater 21 will debut their new production, “An Inspector Calls.” Six showings will be held April 15, April 17-21 and April 24. The show is directed and choreographed by Biola theatre professor, Kate Brandon.


“An Inspector Calls,” written by J.B. Priestley, is a Tony Award-winning production that follows the investigation of a wealthy family’s connection to a young woman’s death. After conducting a routine inquiry with the family, the inspector begins to uncover secrets of each family member that connects them to the woman’s death.

 

I chose the show because I liked the theme and idea of the show ... there is a ripple effect when we choose to be self-centered,” said Brandon. “Other themes I find in this play revolve around our social responsibility. The moral themes, character development, and intriguing way the story unfolds are strengths of this show.”

 

Brandon has previously directed plays at Theatre 21 including, “See How They Run,” “Woman in Black,” and the musical, “Camelot.”


The cast will feature a wide variety of students starring freshman, Shannon Rossilli as Inspector Goole, freshman, Emily Castro as Sheila Birling, freshman, Paul Davis as Eric Birling, junior, Andy Marderian as Arthur Birling and senior, Olga Korolev as Sybil Birling. It will also feature freshman, Christian Wilding as Gerald Croft and freshman, Cristina Schmitter as Edna.


The showtimes will be April 15 and 16 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at 8 p.m., Saturday April 23, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for general admission. For ticket information, visit Theater 21.


Written by Marissa Ray, Public Relations Intern. For more information contact Jenna Loumagne at (562) 777-4061 or jenna.loumagne@biola.edu.

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