Night of January 16th
by Ayn Rand
Director/Producer:  Liz Peryam
Assistant Director:  Andrea Komaridis
Production Manager:  Marylou Morrison
Stage Managers: Jim & Patrice Robinson
Main Courtroom, Transylvania County Courthouse, Brevard, NC
November 2 - November 11, 2007

About the Play
The plot of this gripping murder trial drama involves Bjorn Faulkner, who has
swindled millions of dollars from investors by fraudulently trying to control the
trade in gold.  In the wake of a financial crash, he is facing bankruptcy despite
the infusion of money from John Graham Whitfield, a prominent banker whose
daughter, Nancy Lee Faulkner, married Faulkner shortly after the loan was
made.  On the night of January 16th, Karen Andre, Bjorn's mistress of ten years,
and Faulkner are in the penthouse atop the Faulkner Building.  He falls to his
death in what may have been a suicide, or may have been murder.  Karen Andre
is arrested, charged with murder and placed on trial.  She is being prosecuted by
District Attorney Flint and represented by defense lawyer Stevens.  During the
action of the play, a number of witnesses are called to testify, including a private
investigator, the County Coroner, and a notorious gangster.  The testimony they
give produces a complex and contradictory story.  The jury, selected from the
audience, must decide the guilt or innocence of the defendant.

The Cast (in order of appearance)
Bailiff   Jim Robinson
Judge Heath   Ed Daigle
District Attorney Flint   Gregory Dickens
Defense Attorney Stevens   Bob Baldridge
Clerk of the Court   Loran Smith
Prison Matron   Elaine Belt Pressley
Karen Andre   Chris Yaxley
Dr. Kirkland   Frank Batchelor
Mrs. John Hutchins   Sandie Kay
Homer Van Fleet   Dan Clancy
Elmer Sweeney   Jayson Clark
Nancy Lee Faulkner   Brittany Curtis
Magda Svenson   Anne Munch
John Graham Whitfield   Joe Carvajal
Jane Chandler   Allison Nicole Pressley
Sigurd Jungquist   Jim Keeley
Larry Regan   Joel Munch
Roberta Van Rensselaer   Lynne Warner
Policeman   Gary Nye
Policeman   Marvin Barg
The Transylvania County Courthouse
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Ayn Rand Bio
Ayn Rand
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Production Snapshots
Theatrical Review of Show
Production Staff
About the Actors
About the Director
Artistic Director
BLT Board
Message From the Mayor
A Letter to the Editor