Full casting has been announced for the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Dr. John Prentice. The comedy-drama, directed by David Esbjornson and adapted from William Rose's screenplay by Todd Kreidler, runs September 5-October 5.
Warner, who starred in a 2013 production at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, will be joined by Meredith Forlenza as Joanna Drayton, with Tony winner Adriane Lenox as Mary Prentice, Julia Duffy as Christina Drayton, Will Lyman as Matt Drayton, Lonnie Farmer as John Prentice, Sr., Lynda Gravatt as Matilda Blinks, Patrick Shea as Monsignor Ryan, and Wendy Rich Stetson as Hillary St. George.
The original 1967 film version of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which starred Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, and Spencer Tracy, follows the Draytons, a liberal, upper-class white family, through one tumultuous day. When the Draytons' daughter, Joanna, announces to her parents that she plans to marry an accomplished African-American doctor, racial tensions end up being a larger problem than they all anticipated.
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