Date(s) - 05/03/2018 - 05/13/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Island Players, Manatee County’s oldest community theater and winner of The Sun Newspaper’s Best Live Theater Award for the past 17 years, is located at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. We are pleased to announce that for the last play of our 69th Season, we are presenting, “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestley, directed by Heiko Knipfelberg and Co-Produced by The Off-Stage Ladies. The play runs from May 3 -13, 2018.
The setting is 1912 in England where a well-to-do family, eminently respected in their community, is subjected to what seems to be routine inquiry in connection with the death of a young woman from the seedier side of town. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the Birling family home, their peaceful engagement dinner party is shattered by his investigation. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.
An award winning play, “An Inspector Calls” was first staged in 1945 and has had numerous stagings since then. Most recently, after a 5 year run in London, it closed just last year. Its continued success is due to the themes within that are more relevant now than ever. It’s a must see for a whole new generation of theater goers.
The cast is as follows; Daniel Coppinger as Arthur Birling, Caroline Cox as Sybil Birling, Sylvia Marnie as Sheila Birling, Lucas Piety as Eric Birling, Colin Brady as Gerald Croft, Heiko Knipfelberg as Inspector Goole and Diane Phinney as Edna.
Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 each. The Box Office opens on Monday, April 23 and is open from 9-1 Mondays – Saturdays. On performance nights, the Box Office opens at 7 pm and for Sunday Matinees, it opens at 1 pm. Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.
For reservations or information, please call our Box Office at 941 778-5755 or visit our website www.theislandplayers.org.