Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Written by Todd Kreidler
Directed by Cate Caplin
Produced by David Hunt Stafford
Larry Eisenberg • Diana Angelina • Abigail Stewart • Marc Antonio Pritchett • Fred Dawson •
Crystal Jackson • Patricia A. Lewis • Jenn Robbins • David Hunt Stafford
This is Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?:
A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her Black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family—especially in 1967. But they’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match, and it’s not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, the play begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.