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August 5, 2016    Bookmark and Share

Need a Wake-Up? Agatha Christie's "Black Coffee" Opens August 19th

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  • Black Coffee
  • by Agatha Christie
  • directed by Bob Gilbert

Performance on Saturday, August 27th to be ASL-interpreted.

Agatha Christie. A dead physicist, an atom bomb, and Hercule Poirot. Who could ask for anything more? Gaslight Theater's production of this lesser-known but "explosive" Agatha Christie tale (featuring Hercule Poirot) opens Friday, August 19th, at Hallowell City Hall.

About the Play

Sir Claud Amory’s revolutionary new formula for a powerful explosive is stolen. Locking his house-guests in the library, Sir Claud switches off the lights to allow the thief to replace the formula, no questions asked.

When the lights come on, he is dead, and Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings have to unravel a tangle of family feuds, old flames and suspicious foreigners to find the killer and prevent a global catastrophe.

The cast includes:

  • Henrik Strandskov as Hercule Poirot
  • Frank Omar as Captain Hastings
  • George Dunn as Sir Claud Amory
  • Jonathan Marcoullier as Richard Amory, Sir Claud's son
  • Maggie Wachtl as Lucia Amory, Richard's wife
  • Nancy Kenneally as Miss Caroline Amory, Sir Claud's maiden sister
  • Grace Kenneally as Barbara Amory, Sir Claud's niece
  • Henry Quintal as Edward Raynor, Sir Claud's secretary
  • Matthew Perry as Treadwell, the butler
  • Nathan Brown as Dr. Carelli, mysterious visitor
  • Gregor Smith as Dr. Graham, Sir Claud's doctor
  • Ray Fletcher as Inspector Japp
  • Jonathan Williams as Constable Johnson

Black Coffee is directed by Bob Gilbert, with Linda Duarte as Assistant Director, and produced by Carol Homer. Samantha Boucher is Stage Manager, and Lighting Designer and Technician is Andrew Vick.

Make Reservations

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"Black Coffee?" opens Friday through Sunday August 19th through 21st and 26th through 28th at Hallowell City Hall. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.

The performance on Saturday evening, August 27th, will include American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.

Tickets are 12 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for students and senior citizens (60 and up). Reservations can be made online or by calling 207-626-3698 and leaving a message.

Volunteer ushers and box office staff are also being sought for all performances. Volunteers can see this great production for free! We also greatly appreciate donations of baked goods and 8-ounce bottles of water for our concession table.

Production Dates:

  • Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday August 21, 2:00 pm matinee
  • Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday. August 28, 2:00 pm matinee