A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance 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, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.
September 6th - 14th
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm
Sunday @ 2pm
"Tiny" & Ethan spend most of their free time at Boo's Tavern in the working-class community of Downs Moor. Boo's co-owner (along with bar namesake Boo) is a know-it-all loudmouth named Gus "Hitch" Bigwood. Hitch has a noticeable limp due to a forklift accident, which got him a massive settlement, a part of which he spent on an antique automobile. Ethan and Tiny get laid off from the factory and are now desperate. Meanwhile, Hitch and Terry Edwards (the town's ineffectual sheriff) have hatched a scheme to "fake-steal" Hitch's antique automobile and collect the trumped-up insurance payoff. Ethan and Tiny are tipped off to the caper, and join in. The foolproof plan is set in motion by the four men...who reveal the plan to be anything but foolproof.
"A gut-busting comedy with no-nonsense doses of heart … elements of the Coen Brothers' twisted sense of truth mingle with the laidback lunacy of Mayberry." -ChicagoTheatre.com
"The play hums with the kind of quirky, blue-collar, sports-loving bravado that made Bleacher Bums a Chicago classic." -Chicago Tribune
"It's a beer lover's play. The dive-bar setting is stocked with bad haircuts, Ditka accents and a jukebox full of Def Leppard's finest, making even the primmest teetotaler crave a cold brew." -Chicago Sun-Times
November 15th - 24th
Fri-Sat 7:30pm & Sunday 2pm
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