Charlotte residents David Harcourt and Peter Harrington have leading roles in Shelburne Players' fall thriller "An Inspector Calls".
Harcourt plays the role of the mysterious Inspector Goole, who is investigating the death of a young girl in what a critic describes as "a mystery inside an enigma". He lives in Charlotte "with his wife, chickens, sheep, pony, and bees (in no particular order)". The Inspector is Harcourt's second excursion with the Shelburne Players. In last spring's production of "Much Ado About Nothing", he was cast in the roles of Friar and Sexton. Previously, he has performed in Charlotte Town Players presentations of "The Art of Dining" as Cal, in "Audience" as Merrill, and "The Purloined Circus" as Pinky. When not inspecting the Birlings family in "An Inspector Calls", he is a singer/guitarist at St Catherine of Sienna parish in Shelburne.
Peter Harrington, who plays the role of Arthur Birling, is a long time participant in local theater. He has worked with many area companies, including Vermont Rep, Essex Players, Lyric, Northern Stage, Streetcar Company of Laconia New Hampshire, Fairfax Community Theater and in last springs' Shelburne Players' production "Much Ado About Nothing" as Conrade. Some of his favorite roles are Walter Hollander in "Don't Drink the Water", Ellwood P. Dowd in "Harvey", John Adams in "1776", and his recent ten-in-one turn with Kevin Christopher in Fairfax's "Greater Tuna." Peter is a Charlotte resident, where he "lives blissfully with his wife San, Simba the WonderDog, and Ellwood the Pooka Plagued Pussycat".
"An Inspector Calls" by J.B. Priestley will be performed at the Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Rd. in Shelburne, on Nov. 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 for seniors(60+) and students, (except Thursday November 19 when all seats are $10) and can be purchased in advance at Shelburne Supermarket, or by calling 985-0780 (operated by Accurite Payroll Processing). Director Don Rowe will be giving a talk on the play at The Pierson Library in Shelburne on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Visit www.shelburneplayers.com for more information.