Malcolm-Jamal Warner inGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner
by Todd Kreidler
based on the screenplay by William Rose
directed by David Esbjornson
Classic Family Comedy
Television actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show, Malcolm & Eddie) makes his Arena Stage debut in a new adaptation of the beloved film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter, fresh from an overseas romance, brings her African-American fiancé home to meet them. Personal beliefs clash with the mores of the late 60's in this warm and witty exploration of family and culture and knowing which of them has the greater hold on our hearts.
“I am delighted to return to Arena Stage to present Todd Kreidler's exciting, new stage adaptation of what has become a classic American story. It is a privilege to work with this exceptional group of artists who share in the hope that audiences will find the experience of this piece compelling, provocative and perhaps all too relevant."
— David Esbjornson