Night of January 16th
Billionaire Bjorn Faulkner has either committed suicide or has been murdered on the night of January 16th. His chief business associate and mistress, Karen Andre, is accused of murder and her trial unfolds as the play proceeds.
As the lawyers question their witnesses, we meet an interesting variety of characters: the medical examiner, Faulkner's jealous wife, her wealthy and powerful father who financed Faulkner's last scheme, the private detective the wife hired to follow Faulkner starting the day of the wedding, and a colorful group of incidental characters from cleaning ladies to gun molls, from gangsters to timid bookkeepers.
This is the play that originated the "gimmick" of a courtroom drama in which the audience serves as the jury, and decides the fate of the character on trial. Near the end of the third act, the jury (that is to say -- YOU, the audience) renders a verdict of guilty or innocent and the play is concluded in accordance with the jury's decision.
** These performances will take place at the Historic Court House in the square in downtown Crown Point **
Seating in the courtroom is limited, so reserving your tickets ahead of time is strongly recommended.
Old Lake County Court House (View)
Crown Point, IN 46307
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|