“An Inspector Calls” on stage at Tehran theater

January 20, 2019

TEHRAN – An Iranian troupe is performing English playwright J.B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls” at the Mehregan Theater Hall in Tehran.

Ali Alavinejad is the director of the 1945 play, whose story is set in 1912. The play is about the upper middle-class Birling family that lives in a comfortable home in the fictional town of Brumley. On the night of the engagement party of Sheila, the daughter of the family, a man calling himself Inspector Goole arrives and questions the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman, Eva Smith.

“The play tells us to care about our ill treatment in order to avoid mental damage to the others,” Alavinejad told the Persian service of IRNA on Saturday.

Puria Aslan, Shailin Jalali, Aida Jahandideh, Nakisa Oqbai and Farshad Kokabian are the main members of the cast for the play, which will be on stage until January 23. 

Photo: A poster for “An Inspector Calls” on stage at the Mehregan Theater.


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