Mercury I & II project

Why This Night

June 3 - June 3, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Staged Reading June 3, 2022 @ 7pm

written by Dan Kitrosser

It’s 1881 and Motke, the ne’er-do-well 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!  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.

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

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The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

701 SW Sixth Avenue in Portland, Oregon

Cast

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Dan Kitrosser
Playwright
Luan Schooler
Director

Season Sponsors

National Endowment for the Arts
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