Nasr Dramatic Society is presenting an English play, Ayn Rand's Night Of January 16th, on 25th November, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. The play is directed by Inderjeet Kaur and the cast includes Saher as Judge Heath, Mounika as District Attorney, Meghna Singh as Defence Attorney, Rashmi Shastri as Karen Andre, Nida as Dr. Kirkland, Mehak Gupta as John Hutchins, Avijeet Shastri as Homer van Fleet, Harsha Maheshwari as Elmer Sweeney, and several other characters.
Written in 1933, the play is an appraisal of man's relationship to existence. It is written in the genre of a courtroom drama, a murder trial, in which the jury will be drawn from the audience and vote on the verdict. On one level, Night of January 16th is a gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man. On a deeper level, it is a dramatic objectification of Ayn Rand's vision of human strength and weakness.
Night Of January 16th was performed earlier this year, at Samahaara's Hyderabad Theatre Festival
Nast Dramatic Society was formed in 1978 to provide meaningful and lasting education to the students of Nasr school through the medium of theatre. It utilizes the in-house talent of Nasr school in speech, gesture, music, dance and spectacle, into a single artistic and unique form. Over the years, the Society has traversed a varied journey through the creations of Shakespeare, to those of Shaw, including last year's home production, Joseph Stein's musical 'Fiddler On The Roof'
Entry tickets are priced at Rs. 250/Rs. 150 per head, available at the venue and also in the school premises. Please contact 2330-7555 for further details.