A multimillionaire swindler falls from his penthouse apartment. Did he jump or was he pushed?
The question goes to court in Petersburg starting July 17, and in this case, Sycamore Rouge theater audience members are the jury in a high-minded interactive courtroom drama, Night of January 16th.
Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand's 1935 play did well during its original Broadway run and later touring. Producing artistic director kb saine keeps the period setting.
Saine says its more provocative than a mere whodunnit. "And it just amazes me know many people have either been in it elsewhere or in high school."
Imagine an Objectivist version of Clue. Was it the mistress, the gangster or a radical interpretation of selfhood? Judge for yourself. The play runs through Aug. 8. $18 to $22, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. For more information, call 957-5707 or visit sycamorerouge.org.