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Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Sunday, Aug. 22 | 3:00pm ET (2:00pm CT)

Stage Play

In 1967, Joanna Drayton, a 23 year old white woman, returns from her Hawaiian vacation to her parents' home in San Francisco with Dr. John Prentice, a 37 year old black widower. The couple became engaged after a 10-day whirlwind romance. Joanna's parents, Matt and Christina, are initially shocked their daughter is engaged to a man of a different race.

To John's surprise, Joanna invites John's parents to fly up from Los Angeles to join them for dinner that evening. John has not told them his fiancée is white. Many poignant and hilarious conversations take place, as the two families wrestle with this idea, which was very radical at the time. The families eventually sit down together for dinner.


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The Acorn is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations help us to continue to operate and offer wonderful programming to the community.

Box Office opens at 12 noon ET
Starts 3:00pm, doors open 2:00pm

Artistry, Up Close

The intimate, acoustically-rich Acorn environment encourages interaction between the artists and audience.

About The Acorn 

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.


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