Laughter, mystery, and chocolate at Driftwood Players

Monday, February 23, 2015

By Victoria Gilleland

Here’s a winning combination …. Chocolate, A Murder Mystery and Zany Comedy all rolled into an evening’s entertainment at Edmonds Driftwood Players production of “Death by Chocolate.” So leave your cares at home and enjoy this spoof on the American crime scene with Nick Noir, Private Eye as your guide! 

At Precious Perks Coffee Shoppe Nick conducts an investigation into the murder of ‘Vinnie the Leech’ who is poisoned by their signature coffee drink ‘Death By Chocolate.’ Nick interviews one quirky outlandish suspect after another as he stumbles through the investigation trying to figure out “Who done it.” Each suspect is more eccentric than the last and has dark secrets that make them prime suspects for the murder.

The coffee shop setting of the crime cleverly incorporates Seattle’s coffee culture and sports scene. As the investigation proceeds 12th Man Flags, Seahawks Colors and Flying Salmon can be seen parading by …. much to the delight of the audience!

Cast photo by Dale G. Sutton

Nick Noir is played superbly by Jon Woods, who convincingly becomes the well-meaning, but inept, Investigator Nick Noir. He flawlessly delivers a huge amount of dialog including Nick’s “stream of conscience” ramblings about the crime. Really fine actors and a great artistic team make this production a delight to watch and top notch all around.

If you like to laugh, love a good mystery, and like chocolate you’ll love Driftwood Players “Death by Chocolate” production. Don’t miss this light truly fun theatrical event at the Wade James Theater on Main Street in Edmonds.

Performances: February 20 – March 8, 2015
Thurs-Sat at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
Performances are at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St Edmonds, WA
General Tickets are $25.00 with senior, youth and military discounts available.
DINNER and SHOW Tickets: $40.00
Book tickets online, by phone at 425-744-9600 or in person at 306 Main Street, Edmonds.


Unknown February 24, 2015 at 8:18 PM  

Another stand-out is Sarita Benson as BobbieSue - boy can she belt out a tune!

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