At first blush, it seems like a room full of well-connected socialites enjoying some dinner and drinks. But after the hostess drops a bombshell revelation hinting at suicide, embezzlement and betrayal, the "dangerous corner" is revealed.
That's how the plotline plays out in the Douglas College production of Dangerous Corner, which features Tri-Cities actors Maddy Osborne-Wood, who plays Freda Caplan, and Shanelle Horobec, who plays Betty Whitehouse.
"It's not just a scandalous little piece of theatre," said director Thrasso Petras in an e-mail to The NOW. "It makes us think. We talk to people all the time, and who knows what we're not getting from them? When we talk to someone at the right time in the right place and in the right mood, we can have a completely different conversation. They might suddenly reveal something to us."
Dangerous Corner runs Nov. 2 to 10 at the Studio Theatre of Douglas College's New Westminster campus, at 700 Royal Ave. Tickets range between $8 and $12, and are available online at www.masseytheatre.com or by calling 604-521-5050.
FILM PROFILES ADDICTION
It's being likened to a mixture of Breaking Bad meets The Simpsons.
Award-winning Port Moody filmmaker Eva Wunderman's documentary Aftermeth will make its debut on Tuesday, Nov. 6 on the Knowledge Network.
The show follows four members of the Webb family, who struggle through personal and family turmoil for the better part of a decade in Hope. Addiction, despair and co-dependency are central to the plot, though a sense of redemption is also offered up as the story unfolds.
Aftermeth serves as a bookend to the first documentary Wunderman created around the Webb family, a 2004 film called Crystal Fear, Crystal Clear.
"It is very emotional," said Wunderman, whose previous works have been recognized with both Leo and Gemini awards. "On one hand, this is a documentary and I'm just there to document what is going on without judging in any way. It's very hard, because you feel like you want to help."
The broadcast premiere of Aftermeth is set for 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 on the Knowledge Network.