Mekhi Phifer, Phylicia Rashad to star in Atlanta production of ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”

Posted on April 19, 2012 /Theater

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Mekhi Phifer and Phylicia Rashad are set to star in a stage production of the iconic 1967 film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Kenny Leon (The Mountaintop) will direct the production, which will play in a limited run at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center, from July 10-29.

Originally starring Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Hepburn, the story centers on a white couple who find themselves in an unexpected bind when their daughter comes home with a black fiance.

Phifer will reprise Poiter’s role of Dr. John Prentice, while Rashad will play the role of his mother, Mary Prentice.

Phifer recently starred in Stick Fly on Broadway. Rashad won a Tony Award for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. All of those projects were directed by Leon.

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