The Ladysmith Players is presenting The Night of January 16th by Ayn Rand and directed by Alan Watt at the Ladysmith Theater, 4985 Christie Road, Ladysmith, BC, from November 4 to 21, 2010, with a total of 11 performances. Evening performances are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday while the matinees are Sunday. Ticket prices are $20 per person or $30 with lunch or $35 with dinner. To order tickets call 250-924-0658.
Originally written in 1933 and reedited by Ayn Rand in 1968, The Night of January 16th is a trial set in New York City in the 1930’s. Bjorn Faulkner, genuis financier or swindler of millions, has two women in his life: his new bride, Nancy Lee Faulkner, daughter of the prominent banker, John Graham Whitfield, and Bjorn’s longtime secretary and mistress Karen Andre. On the night of January 16th, Faulkner falls to his death from Karen’s penthouse apartment. Was it murder, suicide, or something else altogether? Karen is placed on trial with the prosecution claiming she did it out of jealousy since Bjorn no longer wanted a relationship now that he was happily married.