Kentwood Players presents An Inspector Calls

At the Westchester Playhouse

 

September 28, 2023

Kentwood Players proudly presents J.B. Priestley's suspenseful drama An Inspector Calls directed by James Rice and produced by Lyndsay Palmer and Marty Feldman for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Dramatists Play Service. Performances take opened on Friday, September 15 and runs through Saturday, October 7 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Beginning September 23, Saturday matinees at 2pm will be added and continue through the rest of the run at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue, Los Angeles

The cast features (in alphabetical order) Elora Becker, Chiquita Fuller, Aaron Hagler, Ben Lupejkis, Payton Ross, Lisa J. Salas, and Ren Warzecha.

A classic of mid-20th Century theater, the Hitchcockian suspense drama An Inspector Calls centers on the Birling Family – Arthur, Sylvia, Sheila, and Eric - who live in a comfortable home in the fictional town of Brumley, "an industrial city in the north Midlands." The family is visited by Inspector Goole, who interrogates the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman in her mid-twenties, Eva Smith. During questioning, all members of the family are lightly or deeply implicated in the girl's undoing, including Sheila's fiancé Gerald Croft. What begins as a parlor drama with polite banter quickly becomes acid and hateful. Everyone is not who they seem to be, including the inspector, thanks to a Twilight Zone-inspired plot twist.

Reserved seat tickets are $25 with a $4 discount for seniors and students, available online at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org, by emailing the box office at boxoffice@kentwoodplayers.org or calling (310) 645-5156. All box office emails and messages will be answered in the order received to confirm your ticket order. Group rates for 10 or more at $19 per ticket can be arranged with the box office. Any available tickets will be sold at the box office beginning a half hour prior to each performance. There will be a pay-what-you-can performance on Saturday, September 23 at 2pm with reservations recommended.

Metro Train riders can take the K Line to Kentwood, exiting at the Westchester/Veterans station at Florence and Hindry, just a short one block walk from the Westchester Playhouse! Riders who show their Metro TAP card when purchasing a full price ticket at the box office will receive a $5 discount.

For drivers, there are two free parking lots available. The small lot next to the Westchester Playhouse is reserved for disabled patrons only. The Hensel Phelps parking lot at 8330 Hindry Avenue (across the street, next to the Metro train tracks) opens an hour before each performance, is locked when a performance begins, and reopens at the end of the show. Look for our parking lot greeter to welcome you. Free street parking is available on 83rd Street and in the adjoining neighborhood, but do not park on our block of Hindry. Please read all traffic and parking signs carefully.

For more information about Kentwood Players including our current production, upcoming auditions and shows, please visit the Kentwood Players website at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Another way to learn more about Kentwood Players and our members is to attend in-person Kentwood Players membership meetings, which are free to the public and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Los Angeles 90045. Come on down and find out more about our 73 years old and going strong community theater group and how you can get involved as one of our volunteers!

Kentwood Players is a non-profit theatre group dedicated to enriching, educating, and entertaining our community through the transformative power of live theatre while creating an environment for inspiring human potential. As a 501C3 organization, donations to Kentwood Players in any amount are always greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

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