Freeport Players plans to present Agatha Christie’s first play, “Black Coffee,” featuring Hercule Poirot, onstage at Freeport Performing Arts Center, at 30 Holbrook St. in Freeport, from Sept. 17-19 and 24-26. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Sir Claud Amory has invented a dangerous weapon, and the formula is missing. Then a murder occurs. The family members, guests, and staff gathered at the manor house all have motive and opportunity for theft and murder.  Who did it?  The incomparable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, and his friend, Captain Hastings, arrive, and Poirot’s “little grey cells” are put to the test.

While Poirot gallantly gives credit to Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard, he cleverly solves the mystery. With dashes of comedy and romance, Christie’s play creates a superb theater experience. Just the thing for a return to the stage after a long absence.

Masks are required for all audience members, regardless of vaccination status. All cast and crew are vaccinated. Our 500-seat theater allows for social distancing. Please help us maintain contact-free delivery by purchasing tickets online.

Tickets cost $20 for an adult, and $10 for children. Concessions will be sold outdoors at intermission.

For more information visit fcponline.org or email [email protected].

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