Black Coffee opens at Westfield Community Players

Arts and Entertainment

October 1, 2018

From: Westfield Community Players

Press Release: Black Coffee

Oct. 1, 2018

For Immediate Release:


"It's exactly as Agatha Christie – and Poirot – should be. I'm totally in the dark, in every way, but having fun." - Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

Directed by John Correll, Sr. and produced by Linda Correll

Oct. 13, 20, 26, 27, 2018 @ 8PM; Oct. 21, 2018 @ 2PM - Matinee

Westfield, NJ (Feb. 24, 2017)—Westfield Community Players (WCP) begins its 2018-2019 season with the murder-mystery Black Coffee. Written by Agatha Christie and directed by John Correll, Black Coffee runs at Westfield Community Players October 13, 20, 26, 27, 2018 @8PM; October 21, 2018 @2PM , with an Opening Night performance on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8pm followed by a reception.

Black Coffee centers around Hercule Poirot and his friend Arthur Hastings who are summoned to visit a famous physicist, Sir Claud Amory, but they discover on their arrival that he has been murdered. The plot revolves around a stolen formula, with Poirot deducing which of Sir Claud's house guests/family members is the killer. Black Coffee was Agatha Christie's first ever stage play written.

Black Coffee features Jack Cibrian as Hercule Poirot, Rachel DeLeonardis as Lucia, Linda Correll as Miss Caroline Amory, Paige Matt as Barbara Amory, Eric Branda as Richard Amory, Tracey Lincoln as Raynor, John Schweska as Dr. Carelli, Timothy McGovern as Capt. Hastings, Howard Fischer as Dr. Graham, Josh Jancourtz as Inspector Japp, Ben Jancourtz as Johnson and Steve Lemenille as Sir Claud Amory. The production team includes John Correll, Sr. [Director], Linda Correll, [Producer], Lynn Lampariello, [Stage Manager], JoAnne Lemenille & Jean Lioy [Set décor & properties], William McMeekan [Scenic designer], Ed Bontempo [Costumer], Ed Whitman [Lighting designer], Glen Crane [Sound designer], and Michael Bieber [Sound operator].

Where: Westfield Community Players, 1000 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 07090

Tickets: $22 adult; Students and Active Military personnel $10

Box Office: 908.232.1221 or on-line at: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=wcpnj

Group discount of 10% given to groups of 20 or more.

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY PLAYERS (WCP), founded in 1934, has brought more than 300 comedies, dramas, musicals and mysteries to life on our stage. All productions are presented in our own 150 seat theater on the corner of Edgewood Avenue and North Avenue West in Westfield . With our productions, we continue to be part of the active cultural scene in Westfield and surrounding communities. WCP is also a member of NJACT and AACT.

WCP is committed to offering hands-on participation for those wishing to learn more about various aspects of live theatrical production and performance while providing a varied theater experience to a broad audience. We do that by actively seeking volunteers to keep our theater functioning, and by maintaining an open-casting policy where everyone can audition for all of our scheduled plays.

The key to our success and longevity is the hard work and dedication of our numerous volunteer members.