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Agatha Christie's
Black Coffee
Agatha Christie
Directed by Gregory Boyd
Recommended for general audiences.

July 6 through August 5, 2012
Hubbard Stage
TUE - THU, SUN evenings 7:30 p.m.
FRI and SAT evenings 8 p.m.
SAT and SUN matinees 2:30 p.m.
Run time is approx. 2 hrs., 25 min., 
including 2 intermissions
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Tickets start at $25
(no additional fees)

Groups of 10 or more 
get special prices

In Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot cunningly absorbs clues to solve the murder of Sir Claud Amory, an eccentric inventor of a new weapons formula. The cast is filled with the colorful, suspicious characters Christie takes delight in, and features a plot with fiendishly clever twists that are the trademark of the world’s greatest creator of murder mysteries. Black Coffee is Christie’s first play, initially produced in 1930.

"Flawless ... suspenseful ... fun ... perfect"
Houston Chronicle review, July 10, 2012

“Compelling … fresh … vibrant production”
Houston Press review, July 9, 2012

“Stunning production … chilling thrill … no better way to escape the summer heat”

Gregory Boyd on Why the Alley Theatre is Calling Upon Hercule Poirot
Houston Press Art Attack Blog, June 28, 2012

Agatha Christie's Black Coffee Sponsor:
Presenting Sponsor: ExxonMobil

BLACK COFFEE Copyright © 1930 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved.
BLACK COFFEE is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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