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PERFORMANCE SPACE:
Home Auditorium
4400 S Home Ave
(7000 west,
a few blocks east of Harlem)

Stickney, Illinois

(312) 802-8020

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Past Production
Nov 7-14, 2009
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"Death by Chocolate"
By Craig Sodaro

S.T.A.R.'s 50th Production

What a way to go!

This comedy/mystery by popular playwright Craig Sodaro features a private eye named Nick Noir, who botched his last case and has fallen on hard times. Nick has just been presented with what may be his last opportunity. A local coffee shop known for its signature drink, Death by Chocolate, has been in the news since the drink's name came true for a fellow named Vinnie, who died while drinking it. Business has fallen off, and the shop might have to close unless Nick can figure out what happened to Vinnie...

The shop is populated by mysterious, oddball customers, who are waited on by the owners - twin sisters who couldn't be more opposite - and an obnoxious waitress. Nick is assisted by his trusty secretary, Selma, who would do anything for him. He attempts to solve the puzzle, but often gets the pieces in wrong. After a second death under the same circumstances and the disappearance of the waitress, Selma disguises herself as a psychic, and - with the assistance of her ever-present BlackBerry - uncovers some deep secrets. Armed with a motive and opportunity for each suspect, Nick weaves his way through a lot of false deductions to a surprising conclusion...

Including the brief intermission (during which several types of chocolate will be available!), the play is still well under two hours. Combined with a visit to your favorite restaurant before or after, this production would make a great night out for couples, friends or families.

Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Directed by:


Amy Hall
 

 

... and ...


Jim Stadt

Featuring:


Theresa Lopez & Jay Rodriguez


Mary Jo Williamson & Maria Mendoza


Robin Papesh & Leslie Sage


Meg Collins & Charles Wimmer


Len Novak & Serena Mertl


Our two directors with their entire cast:
Co-Director Amy, Serena, Len, Meg, Co-Director Jim
Theresa, Mary Jo, Leslie, Robin, Maria
Charlie, Jay

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