When Augustus Gloop was fatefully inhaled into the bowels of Willy Wonka’s factory, kids around the world learned their favorite decadent sweet had a dark side, and not just the semisweet variety. This month, Garland Civic Theatre invites you to further explore the pernicious confection via their performance of Death by Chocolate, a play by Paul Freed, directed by Kyle McClaran. Set in a health resort whose members are dropping like sugar-addled flies, the play is a whimsical whodunit, replete with a mystery-writer amateur sleuth and a cast of wacky suspects sure to surfeit your craving for absurd comedy. Performances tonight and Thursday, January 26, and Fridays through Sundays until February 11. Tickets for tonight's show are $17 and $22 for the remainder of the run. You can purchase tickets at 972-205-2790 or visit garlandcivictheatre.org for more details.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 11, 2:30 & 6 p.m. Starts: Jan. 19. Continues through Feb. 11, 2012
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Dallas, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.