Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Comes to Guthrie Theater
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner begins performances tonight at the Guthrie Theater.
Timothy Bond directs this adaptation of William Rose's Academy Award-nominated film reimagined by playwright Todd Kreidler. The play is described as follows: "In Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Matt and Christina Drayton are a progressive middle-aged couple living in San Francisco when their daughter Joanna arrives home unexpectedly with Dr. John Prentice, an African American doctor 11 years her senior. They’re in love, and they want the Draytons’ blessing for their marriage – today. The Draytons have prided themselves on their liberal-mindedness and having raised 'Joey' to be open-minded, but now they are forced to put their values to the test against the mores of the 1960s."
Featured in the cast are Michelle Duffy as Hilary St. George, JaBen Early as Dr. John Prentice, David Manis as Matt Drayton, Maeve Coleen Moynihan as Joanna Drayton, Greta Oglesby as Mary Prentice, Peter Thomson as Monsignor Ryan, Derrick Lee Weeden as John Prentice Sr., Regina Marie Williams as Matilda Binks (Tillie), and Sally Wingert as Christina Drayton.
The creative team includes Matt Saunders (set design), Lydia Tanji (costume design), Dawn Chiang (lighting design), and Scott W. Edwards (sound design). Lucinda Holshue is the vocal coach, Jo Holcomb the dramaturg, Chris A. Code the stage manager), Katie Hawkinson the assistant stage manager), and Katie Bradley the assistant director.
Performances continue through May 27.