Travel back to 1912 and discover what happens when a mysterious inspector interrupts a British family's engagement party.
Stained Glass Theatre's production of "An Inspector Calls" follows Inspector Goole as he questions members of the family in order to get to the bottom of the death of a young woman.
His abrupt entrance and startling revelation is more than an unwelcome interruption to a dinner party -- it's a reckoning, said director Beth Vossen.
Beautiful costumes and sets will help set the historical play in the era. While Vossen designed the costumes, seamstress Jennifer Furlick created them.
"She is doing all of the work to make them look wonderful to achieve my dream, which is exciting," Vossen said.
The show will take you on a winding, unexpected path, Vossen said.
"This play makes you think," she said. "It is kind of a call to look at oneself and our actions towards others, how we love others, how we treat others. And I think everyone's going to walk away having been quite challenged to care for their fellow man."
Jake Wise will star as Inspector Goole, with Greg Barnes as Arthur Birling, Maggie Eggen as Sybil Birling, Carlie Wise as Sheila Birling, Gideon Duren as Eric Birling, Joe Kliethermes as Gerald Croft and Rhett Withers as Edwin.
"Rehearsals have been really great. I really appreciate this cast because they're such hard workers and they want to be there," Vossen said.
"An Inspector Calls" opens June 15 and also runs June 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Tickets are $15, except on opening night when they will be $10. The Thursday and Friday shows start at 7 p.m., while the Saturday shows start at 2 p.m.
Stained Glass Theatre is located at 830 E. High St. in Jefferson City.
CORRECTION: This article's photo captions were edited at 5:10 a.m. June 8, 2023, to correct the dates of performance.