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Thank you for joining us for the National Theatre’s An Inspector Calls! We are so proud to present this landmark production in the Cutler Majestic .  J.B. Priestley’s script offers all the twist and turns of an Agatha Christie novel, written for a post World War II world. He is asking us to look at class systems and consider our proximity to the most vulnerable people in our communities. What conversations did you have on your way home?What…

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An Inspector Calls (MAR 14-24) had audiences raving at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater! Check out their reactions to JB Priestley’s classic thriller below: “It’s just worth the trip. I’m still sort of verklempt. It really really hit home.” “It keeps you on the edge of your seat, but also makes you laugh.” “I leaned in. I needed to know more, what is happening!” “It’s one of the best sets I’ve seen in a long time….

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JB Priestley’s Classic Thriller An Inspector Calls has traveled the world in several iterations, from its premiere in Russia in 1945 to upcoming performances at the Cutler Majestic later this month. New directors, cast changes and even a film adaptation produced by the BBC have brought An Inspector Calls to a global scale, each with their own take on this classic story, illuminating a new theme in the ever-relevant work. As we look forward to…

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Hailed as the theatrical event of a generation and winning more awards than any other production in history, the National Theatre’s Landmark Production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls is a mystery tale that has stood the test of time. “‘An Inspector Calls is like an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’ wrapped in an Agatha Christie mystery.” – The Washington Post. If you are excited about An Inspector Calls as we are, here are some…

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J.B. Priestley began his impressive writing career like so many other famed authors: writing after hours. A junior clerk for a wool firm by day and a writer by night, Priestley’s writing appeared in newspapers throughout London, but it wasn’t until after World War I Priestley’s works became an international influence, with his novels and plays touching on topics of politics, economics, and the human condition. While his burgeoning writing career began in the early…

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