This Seminal 1960s Classic Comes to The George Theatre Stage for Two Weeks Only
For the last 50 years, A.D. Players has been a mainstay in the world of Houston theater. Generations of actors have come through the Players, either as interns, members of the resident company or in other professional capacities, learning and training within its creative community. This season, the theatre will present Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner on Friday, January 31st.
It’s 1967 in San Francisco, California. After a period of vacation in Hawaii, Joey Drayton brings her fiancé, Dr. John Prentice, home to sunny San Francisco to meet her affluent parents. Their liberal persuasions are now put to the test, for although the young man is an ideal choice—he’s highly and internationally respected in the medical field, as well as impeccably mannered, handsome, well-dressed, and of a respectable California family—unbeknownst to her parents, he's African-American.
The film, which covers one busy day in the Drayton home, is essentially a drawing-room comedy, a series of cross-conversations between the young doctor and the girl's parents, and finally between all sets of parents and offspring. A simple dinner is extended to include the doctor's parents, who fly up from Los Angeles for the evening, and the crusty but benevolent old Irish priest, a friend of the family. Thus, the title of the film.
This new and timely adaptation of the classic movie, starring Sidney Potier, Katharine Hepburn, and Spencer Tracy, still rings true today and allows us to hold a mirror up to ourselves with humor and insight. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner will run at A.D. Players through February 16th. Tickets are on sale now at www.adplayers.org.
If you feel like escaping The Heights at Park Row Apartments in Houston, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.
Friday, January 31, 2020—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
The George Theatre
5420 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056