Press Release: An Inspector Calls

Press Release: An Inspector Calls

Posted Tue, Jan 10, 2023 in Press Releases

After the success of last season’s Clue, the Waterfront Playhouse on Mallory Square will again produce a mystery. This season it is one of the best-known works for the stage and is considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th century English theatre. JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. It will open January 12 and play through January 28. January 11 is a sneak preview with reduced tickets. New for the Waterfront this season, “locals” performances will be on the Thursday evenings following opening and our new 2pm Saturday matinee. Tickets for these performances are $40.00 per person. Tickets for other performances range $55-$75 depending on seating For information and purchases visit or call 305-294-5015.

Taking place on a single night in 1912, the play focusses on the prosperous upper middle-class Birling family, who is visited by a man calling himself Inspector Goole who questions the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman in her mid-twenties. 

The Birling family will be played by David Black, last appearing at the Waterfront Playhouse in Matilda: The Musical, Barbara Mundy, who was seen in Clue!, Jillian Todd, currently seen in Rock of Ages, and J. Michael Wright (Something Rotten!). Arthur Crocker, last seen in Something Rotten! will play Gerald Croft the role of Edna will be played by Key West High student Mia Cawley.

Dan Waller will appear as Inspector Goole. Dan is a Chicago based actor and is thrilled to be making his Waterfront Playhouse debut.  Select theatrical credits include: the world premiere of Frank Galati’s adaptation of East of Eden at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the world premiere of Will Eno’s Gnit at Actors Theatre of Louisville.  Other select theatrical credits: The Night Alive, Three Sisters (Steppenwolf); The Little FoxesSweet Bird of YouthThe Good NegroGhostwrittenTalking Pictures (Goodman Theatre); Guess Who’s Coming to DinnerAll My SonsLong Day’s Journey into Night (Court Theatre); The WeirLay Me Down SoftlyThe SeafarerMojo-Mickybo, Our FatherA Whistle in the Dark, Journey’s End (Irish Theatre of Chicago); The Pitmen Painters (Timeline Theatre): Oliver (Marriot) and I, Banquo (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre).  Recent film and television credits include: Canal St., North of the 10Chasing GoldAt Any PriceShameless, EmpireChicago PDChicago MedPower Book IV: Force, and the upcoming Tulsa King

An Inspector Calls is directed by Patrick New, who last directed Sex with Strangers at the Waterfront. Design is by Michael Boyer, gowns are by Gann Monroe and Andrew Theede is serving as production stage manager.

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