About An Inspector Calls`
|MANCHESTER CAST |
December 3 @ 7pm
December 5 @ 2pm
December 9 @ 4pm
December 11 @ 7pm
| LEEDS CAST|
December 4 @ 7pm
December 10 @ 7pm
December 12 @ 2pm
THE STORY: Written in 1945 by J.B. Priestley, An Inspector Calls is a three-act drama which takes place on a single night in April 1912, focusing on the prosperous upper middle-class Birling family, who live in a comfortable home in the fictional town of Brumley, "an industrial city in the north Midlands".
A policeman interrupts the Birling’s dinner to question them about the suicide of a young working-class girl. As their guilty secrets are gradually revealed over the course of the evening, ‘An Inspector Calls’ shows us the terrible consequences of poverty and inequality.
The family 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. Long considered part of the repertory of classic drawing-room theatre, the play has also been hailed as a scathing criticism of the hypocrisies of Victorian and Edwardian English society
"We don’t live alone . . . We are responsible for each other.” – J.B. Priestley
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Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Drama Department
PENINSULA DRAMA is an award-winning co-curricular and extra-curricular high school theatre department. Students are able to take a progressive 4-year pathway of Drama classes where they develop their confidence and collaboration skills in performance centered courses. Each classes progresses through a regimen that mixes improvisation, student-written and published performances while learning about different performance styles. A survey of the history of theatre from the Greeks up to Contemporary Artists provides the backbone for most of our performance assignments. Additionally, students receive an education in all of the technical and design elements that make a production robust.
WE TRAVEL. Over the years our department has made many trips to New York City to sightsee and attend Broadway productions. In Summer of 2022, we will be making our third journey to EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND where our students will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
WE COMPETE. Each year members of our drama classes participate (and earn trophies) through both the DTASC and CETA Theatre Festivals. In addition, we have been recognized by California Youth in Theatre and the Jerry Herman Awards.
WE PERFORM. Our department produces between 3 and 6 extra-curricular productions each year. Usually at least one musical and at least two plays. Anyone in the school can be involved in our plays either on stage or behind the scenes.
Members of the Drama Club have their own student-directed production each year as well as other performance opportunities. Or you can join our COMEDY SPORTZ High School League team, and perform competitive improv comedy against schools all over Southern California.