Play tinkers with concepts of relative time and space
(April 2, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.–J.B. Priestly's play “Dangerous Corner” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 8 through 10, at Bartlett Theatre, in Coxe Hall on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The play is directed by David Dannenfelser, assistant professor of English.
“Dangerous Corner” is the first in a series of “time plays” by Priestly. The playwright has been influenced by Russian theorist P.D. Ouspensky, who sees time on a continuum that exists not only in a linear fashion, but also in parallel blocks or dimensions, whereby “now” is relative and exists simultaneously with other “nows.” Synchronicity, Carl Jung's theory about how coincidences pertain to time and space, plays a significant role in the play as well.
The cast is comprised of Adam Chaput '07, from Framingham, Mass.; Alexis David '05, from Amherst, N.Y.; Nastasha Drobnica '04, from Camden, N.Y.; Karen Harvey '04, from Londonderry, N.H.; Matt Hoelzle '04, from Jenkintown, Pa.; Andrew Holt '05, from Boston, Mass.; and Shannon Mason '04, from Waterville, N.Y.
Admission is free for HWS students, $5 for general admission. Tickets are available at the door on the evening of performance.