Current Production

Community Players is delighted to announce our Spring show – DANGEROUS CORNER by J.B. Priestley. This tense drama highlights the relationships between seven members of a publishing firm and the web of intrigue, lies and death that ties them together. The cast, in order of appearance, is as follows:

  • FREDA Caplan…Suzanne Wills
  • MISS MOCKRIDGE…Margie Gustafson
  • BETTY Whitehouse…Liz Gaddis
  • OLWEN Peel…Sarah Grace Hollander
  • Charles STANTON…Ed Green
  • GORDON Whitehouse…Chris Karnes
  • ROBERT Caplan…Bob Capetta

This group of high-fliers, all part of a transatlantic publishing firm, are enjoying a weekend in the country home of Robert and Freda Caplan. Someone produces a musical box that belonged to Robert’s dead brother. A question arises over whether one of the guests could ever have seen it before. Rashly pursuing the point, the friends uncover a world of lies, theft and betrayal, spiced with intrigue and passion. 

A surprise turn at the end makes the audience think about how major events in our lives can turn around the simplest of decisions – how do we handle the dangerous corner …

For those of you who are members of Chicago Shakespeare, you have the opportunity to see the J.B. Priestley’s other famous play, An Inspector Calls, which plays this Spring downtown and shares some of the same themes as this, his original masterpiece.

This production will take place on a thrust stage in an intimate space, putting the audience right in with the action. Before the performance and during intermission, appetizers and mocktails will be served and the expected run time is a little over an hour and a half, including intermission. This is a fast-paced, fascinating play that will take your breath away! We look forward to seeing you at one of our performances:

Fri Mar 8, 7:30 pm
Sat Mar 9, 7:30 pm
Sun Mar 10, 2:30 pm
Fri Mar 16, 7:30 pm
Sat Mar 17, 7:30 pm