110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Jan 7, 2014 - 4:48:55pm
Black Coffee was the first piece written by Agatha Christie specifically for the stage. It’s classic Christie and the play features her beloved Hercule Poirot.
The storyline includes detective Poirot being summoned to Surrey by England's most prominent physicist, Sir Claud Amory. It seems that Claud fears that someone in his family is going to steal the formula he has just completed ... a formula for creating a bomb that will cause mass destruction. Upon arriving, Poirot and Captain Hastings discover that the formula is missing and Sir Claud is dead.
Poirot is asked to stay and solve the mystery of Sir Claud's death. As he investigates, he finds himself discovering that Sir Claud was indeed murdered; there is a blackmailer is in the house, and the thief of the formula. No one is above suspicion — is the murderer one of the family, one of the servants, or possibly the mysterious Italian doctor that appeared that day? Only Hercule Poirot knows the answer.
Black Coffee will be performed on Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 26 at 2:30 pm. It continues the following week with performances on Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 2 at 2:30 pm. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. Hwy 17-92, Debary, FL. Tickets cost $12/ $15/ $18 and $8 for students.
Call the Gateway at 386-668-5553 for tickets and information on group sales.
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