Mercury I & II project

Why This Night

In Development

Why This Night was a project in Mercury I & II (June 2020/November 2020)

written by Dan Kitrosser

It’s 1881 and Motke, the neerdowell alcoholic jewish homosexual novelist who can’t quite finish his novel, returns to his parents’ shtetl on the eve of a passover seder unlike any other.  For on this very night, right in the middle of the fekakte seder, there’s a murder!  What’s more, the guests keep dropping like flies…or shall we say locusts?  WHY THIS NIGHT is your typical queer jewish shtetl mad-cap murder mystery, that scratches at the gray area between this world and the world to come.  As we say every year during the seder, come for the matzah, stay for the constipation.



Avital Shira

Production Team

Luan Schooler
Carol Ann Wohlmut
Line Producer
English Spanish