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Malcolm-Jamal Warner inGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner

NOV 29, 2013 – JAN 5, 2014

by Todd Kreidler

based on the screenplay by William Rose
directed by David Esbjornson

on the Fichandler Stage

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

So darn appealingmasterly direction and an excellent cast.
[Malcolm-Jamal] Warner has matured into a solid leading man.”

– Washington Post

Heart-warming production. The acting is … top-notch.
Features a superb supporting cast.”

– Broadway World

5 stars... Malcolm-Jamal Warner leads a stellar cast … 
one of the finest nights in the theatre I have ever had.”

– DC Metro Theater Arts

The perfect piece of theater – Guess Who's Coming to Dinner's realism will
rattle and unarm you
... I highly recommend it.”

– DC Theatre Scene

Truly uplifting … A delightfully funny, wonderfully acted
evening of theatre that should not be missed.”

– MD Theatre Guide

Mesmerizing … Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is theater at its best.”– Woman Around Town

4 stars … This ensemble cast doesn’t have a weak link.– The Washington Times

Powerful cast … riotously funny ... Warner doesn’t disappoint,
his presence is forceful onstage.”– Washingtonian

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner