A Progressive White Couple's Proud Liberal Sensibilities Are Put To The Test In The Los Angeles Premiere of This Iconic Story
“Highly recommended. Lives up to the accolades it has earned for being one of Southern California’s best shows of the year" - LA Excites
"You’re in for an evening of theatre at its finest” - Santa Monica Mirror
Nominated for “Best Written American Drama” by the Writers Guild of America and “Best Comedy” for the Laurel Awards, William Rose’s story won the Oscar for “Original Screen Play” in 1968, and still resonates today.
When Joanna brings her fiancé home to meet the parents, an unexpected conflict takes focus in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film. 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. 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 residence. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.
One of the ten Academy Award nominations for the film of this story was a win for Katherine Hepburn for her role as Christina Drayton, playing opposite Spencer Tracey for the last time. The film inspired a race-reversed remake in the 2005, "Guess Who," starring Bernie Mac.
Interracial marriage was illegal in 17 Southern states — until six months before the opening of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
“Outstanding… superior in almost every imaginable way” - Variety
Presenter / Producer: Ruskin Group Theatre
Theater > Drama
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 310-397-3244
Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica CA 90405
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 7/31/2022 - 8/21/2022
8pm Fridays and Saturdays 2pm Sundays
Closing: Sunday, August 21, 2022
$35 General Admission
Groups of six or more discounted
Free parking on site
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