Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a play by William Arthur Rose.

The original text

Dealing with inter-racial marriages, it was originally written as a filmscript and produced in Hollywood in 1967.

Translations and adaptations

The film script was adapted for the stage by Pierre van Pletzen and translated into Afrikaans by Pieter Fourie with the title Raai Wie Kom vir Ete?.

Performance history in South Africa

1991: Performed in Afrikaans as Raai Wie Kom vir Ete? by TRUK, directed by Francois Swart at The Arena in the State Theatre, Pretoria and the Alexander Theatre, in 1991. Designs Chris van den Berg, lighting by Jacques Mulder. The cast Peter Se-Puma, Judy Louw, June van Merch, Antoinette Kellermann, Johan Malherbe, Eghard van der Hoven, Patrick Ndlovu, Temsie Times. Senior stage manager Johann van Heerden.

1992: Performed in English as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by NAPAC Drama in June 1992

1994: Performed as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Wilna Snyman nominated Best Actress Fleur du Cap, Sam Williams nominated Best Supporting Actor (Cape Argus 8 Feb 1994). Also starring Nomkhita Bavuma.


PACT Theatre programme, 1991

Natal Mercury 10 June 1992

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