THEATER: Furthermore: May 23, 1994

The Tony Award front runner for best revival and best set -- a category rarely won by a straight play -- is the London import An Inspector Calls, a drawing- room melodrama exploded into a streetscape of urban despair. The opening scenes are daringly played inside an enclosed mini-mansion that gradually opens and finally topples, a metaphor for the collapse of capitalism. Brilliant as the effect is, one wonders whether the creators realize what economic system actually did fall apart in recent years.

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