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J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls takes place in one evening in a prosperous house in a factory town in England in 1912. A man calling himself Inspector Goole arrives to interrogate the Birling family about the suicide of a young working-class woman, and we gradually discover the family was responsible for her abandonment, ruination, and eventual death.

Since the play focuses on the isolation between the upper classes and the working classes, the set became an island in the middle of the stage, seemingly floating above the deck. The raked floor and some of the furniture were built in forced perspective to further enhance the sense of unbalance.

A solitary, isolated streetlight off to the side gave us our first look at the Inspector.

"George Ledo's set design is pleasing and elegant, and perfectly suited to the story."
— Tri-City Voice

Douglas Morrisson Theatre, Hayward, CA

Set photo during rehearsals.
Set photo under house lights.
Entry from the "hallway." The wall color is actually green, but it looks blue due to a combination of the lights and the film used.
SketchUp model.
SketchUp model.
Preliminary sketches.