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ASTC at NMSU Theatre Arts presents classic thriller

American Southwest Theatre Company at New Mexico State University Theatre Arts will present J.B. Priestley's classic thriller, "An Inspector Calls," from April 15 through May 1 at the Hershel Zohn Theatre.


Set in 1912, the play focuses on the well-to-do Birling family. The family is visited by Inspector Goole, who questions them about the suicide of a woman. Secrets are revealed throughout the evening, and the interrogation pushes the family to its breaking point.

"This is a phenomenally compelling thriller," said Managing Director Tom Smith. "Audiences will be kept guessing about the truth of who did what to whom until the very end."

The production is directed by Mike Wise, features scenic and lighting design by Jim Billings, costume design by Deborah L. Brunson, sound design by M. David Sage and properties by David Hereford. The cast includes NMSU students Austin Dennis, Valerie Cadena, Claire Koleske, Omar Freitekh, NMSU faculty members Claudia Billings and Ken Peterson and local actor Dave Edwards.

All evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees will being at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hershel Zohn Theatre Box Office between noon and 4 p.m. or by calling 575-646-4515.