"Cosby" Star Will Headline Huntington's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
13 Jun 2014
Photo by Teresa Wood
Malcolm-Jamal Warner will portray Dr. John Prentice in the Huntington Theatre Company production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which will begin performances Sept. 5 in Boston, MA.
David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy) will direct the Huntington production that is adapted by Todd Kreidler (Holler If Ya Hear Me) from the William Rose screenplay. The new production of the classic play will run through Oct. 5.
Warner is best-known for playing Theo Huxtable on "The Cosby Show." Additional casting will be announced shortly.
According to the Huntington, "This funny and poignant new stage adaptation offers a fresh interpretation of the beloved Academy Award-winning film. Joanna surprises her liberal, white parents when she brings home John, her African-American fiancé, to meet them. Both sets of parents must confront their own unexpected reactions and concerns for their children as their beliefs are put to the test in this warm family comedy."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.