Parkside Players presents Agatha Christie’s 1930 mystery in which her most famous detective, Hercule Poirot, must unravel the murder of a prominent physicist.
Famed scientist Sir Claud Amory had a new secret formula that could change the world, and someone was willing to commit murder to obtain it. Was it a family member, a member of his staff, or one of the strangers currently visiting his house? Rest assured, Poirot will discover the truth!
"'Black Coffee,' by Agatha Christie, already creaked when it was written in 1929. It is full of clichés and the progress of detection is slow going. The Parkside Players could not rescue 'Black Coffee' from its pedestrian plotting. As for the acting, I think the actor who played the corpse aced the role. You will need a gallon of black coffee to stay awake during this play, which has not aged well. What passed as sophisticated detective techniques back then have no place in the modern world."