Desert Theatreworks Presents: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

March 01, 2022



The Indio Performing Arts Center  April 22- May 8

45175 Fargo St. Indio, CA 92201




A romantic comedy-drama served on a silver spoon, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” takes the stage at Desert Theatreworks.  A fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film of the same name.


The proud liberal sensibilities of a progressive white couple are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet the family.  They aren’t the only ones with concerns, and it’s not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the dinner table.  The families quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family–especially in 1967.


Will the love between Joanna and John prevail? With insight and humor, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue long after the curtain comes down.






“The comedy of manners Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is based on the popular film starring Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier.  This script brilliantly combines humor with touchy subjects in such a gentle, fun way without overly preaching in any way.  It’s a human story for all…. but funny ‘

  • Lance Phillips Artistic Director



Indio Performing Arts Center

45175 Fargo Street

Indio, CA 92201



April 22 – May 8

Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm

Sunday Matinee: 2:00pm


BOX OFFICE: (760) 980-1455

Monday-Wednesday 9am-6pm

Thursday-Friday 9am-9:30pm

Saturday 3:30pm-9:30pm

Sunday 10am-4pm




Desert Theatreworks is a 501C3 Community based theatre company serving the Coachella Valley.