Guess Who's NOT Coming To Dinner!

by  Norman Beim

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

Published in the collection Behind the Scenes (Plus 2 Comedies & 2 Dramas)

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Guess Who's NOT Coming To Dinner!

by  Norman Beim

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    4m, 3f

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A northeast town. The action alternates between Stacey's home and his office. It's 1968. Stacey Cooper, a successful Afro-American neuro-surgeon married to Jennifer, a white woman, is cleared of molesting a young patient, when it's discovered that the accusation was false and racially motivated. Stacey is deeply shaken by the ordeal and plans to join the Black Panther movement in Burbank, led by Jeremiah Jones. Margaret Kimberley, Stacey's white mother-in-law, tries to encourage the move, hoping to break up her daughter's marriage which has alienated Jennifer from the family and broken the father's heart. Jennifer, meanwhile, does her best to save her marriage. 
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Reviews

"A Good play, elegantly written." - UP Theater Company

"You always tickle the funny bone." - Jerry Stiller

"Compassionate play by a most gifted playwright." - Horton Foote



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Norman Beim

Norman Beim, a life time member of the Dramatist Guild, is a prize-wining playwright, veteran actor and director. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally and won a number of awards including the Robert J. Pickering Award (Coldwater Theatre), the David James Ellis Award (Theatre A ...

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