Sept 9 – Oct 11

By J.B. Priestley
Directed by Noah Himmelstein

Running time: Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes with one intermission

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What the critics are saying:

"An edge-of-your-seat nail biter. Don't miss it!"
Maryland Theatre Guide

"Terrific...a taut revival directed with a keen appreciation for atmosphere, timing and tension."
The Baltimore Sun

"A delectable thrill! Director Noah Himmelstein gives the play cunning psychological nuances that make it unexpectedly edgy and contemporary."
DC Theatre Scene

"An Edwardian roller coaster ride...a highly entertaining who-done-it and is heartily recommended."
Baltimore Post-Examiner

"This riveting drama, rarely seen, could not have found a more suitable host [than Everyman.] With great performances by an impressive group of actors at a first-rate facility, Everyman is off to a wonderful start of the 2015-2016 season."
Baltimore Gay Life

The ultimate detective story, this gripping psychological thriller is the perfect cross between the worlds of Downton Abbey and Sherlock Holmes. The respectable Birling family is at home hosting a dinner party in honor of their daughter's recent engagement, when an unforeseen knock at the door brings a sudden stop to the celebration. Enter Inspector Goole, who brings word of the unexpected death of a young woman. The questioning of each family member begins, dark secrets are uncovered and slowly the mystery surrounding the untimely death unravels. Filled with twists, turns and gasps, An Inspector Calls will leave you guessing until the very last moment!

"The theatrical equivalent of a page turner." - Daily Mail

*This production contains onstage smoking of herbal cigarettes

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Josh Adams Olivia Ercolano Jamison Foreman
Chris Genebach  Deborah Hazlett*  Sophie Hinderberger 
   Bruce Randolph Nelson*  

J.B.Priestley, Playwright
Noah Himmelstein, Director
Timothy Mackabee, Scenic Design
Jay A. Herzog*, Lighting Design
David Burdick*, Costume Design
Elisheba Ittoop, Sound Design
Jillian Matthews, Props Master

*Featured Resident Company Member 

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Nightcap Chat: Tuesday, September 15

Taste of Everyman: Thursday, September 17

Cast Conversations: Thursday, October 1

World of the Play: Saturday, October 3


The Edwardian Household
Thursday, September 03, 2015

During the time period of An Inspector Calls, a house was not simply occupied by those who were related to each other. Within each household was a staff – sometimes a very elaborate staff – of domestic servants and household help. Within the play, the audience sees the Birling family’s maid – Edna. She was likely a housemaid for the family. Who else would have made up an Edwardian household staff? More >

Women's Fashion in Edwardian Society
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Edwardian Era – the period in which An Inspector Calls takes place – is not typically distinguished by King Edward VII’s short reign from 1901 to 1910. Generally, the period ranges from the mid- 1890s through the beginning of World War I in 1914. The French referred to this period as “La Belle Epoque” (The Age of Opulence) and J. B. Priestley himself referred to this as the “Lost Golden Age.” Need a visual? Think first season Downton Abbey or Kate and Leo in Titanic.  More >

Why 1912?
Thursday, August 27, 2015

An Inspector Calls was written in 1945, a time when World War II was just coming to a close. The play could have very easily taken place in the then present day, so why did Priestley decide to set it several decades earlier? Research tells us that Priestley felt that the previous generation had to bear the responsibility for the events of the present – a theme that can be felt throughout An Inspector Calls.  More >

A Special Interview with Resident Company Member Bruce Nelson
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Resident Company Member Bruce Nelson began yesterday for his fifth consecutive production here at Everyman. Last season, he began his run as the murderous Sidney Bruhl in the run-away holiday hit, Deathtrap.  More >

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"Director Noah Himmelstein opens the 25th anniversary season"
Monday, September 14, 2015

"For Noah Himmelstein, who grew up attending Everyman Theatre matinees as part of his high school alma mater George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology’s curriculum, returning to Baltimore to direct “An Inspector Calls,” which opens the theater’s 25th season, is one of what Himmelstein refers to as life’s “full-circle moments” for which he considers himself fortunate to experience. Some of the actors he admired back then he’ll direct in the play, an Edwardian-era psychological thriller that still holds uncanny contemporary relevance today." More >

Clues to "Inspector" from Baltimore-born team
Friday, September 11, 2015

Baltimore natives and fellow Carver Center for Arts and Technology alum Noah Himmelstein and Timothy Mackabee have teamed up to direct and design the sets for An Inspector Calls. The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith recently sat down with the pair to talk all things Inspector and to reminisce a bit about their high school days at Carver.  More >

Official photos for "An Inspector Calls" are here!
Friday, September 11, 2015

The 2015/2016 season kicks off tonight with the opening of the psychological thriller An Inspector Calls. Filled with twists, turns and gasps, An Inspector Calls features Resident Company Members Deborah Hazlett and Bruce Nelson. More >

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