to Oct 22

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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By Todd Kreidler

Based on the Screenplay GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER by William Rose

A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter, fresh from a whirlwind romance, brings her African-American fiancé home to meet them. Personal beliefs clash with the mores of the late 1960s in this warm and funny exploration of love and culture and which of them has the greater hold on our hearts.

On the Golden Anniversary of the iconic film, Savannah Rep is proud to present a new stage adaptation of GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.  When the film premiered in of December 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. was still alive and racial issues were bubbling and there were massive differences in attitude between eastern, southern and western viewpoints. Now, 50 years later, this beloved comedy of manners has a new, totally electric adaptation for the stage with a fresh perspective to the themes that are as relevant as ever.

In GA playwright Todd Kreidler’s adaptation of Willliam Rose’s original screenplay, familiar themes, scenes and characters are refocused to offer a look back to see how far we’ve come and, sometimes, how far we haven’t.

Featuring Savannah Rep’s mix of Broadway and regional pros, along with some of the great professionally-focused local actors, GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER will be a sterling launch to our first regular season in the PLAYShop!


Matilda “Tillie” Banks - Mia Y. Anderson

Hilary St. George - Nancy Daly

Christina Drayton - Sandra Karas*

Matt Drayton - Mark L. Colberson

Joanna “Joey” Drayton - Madison Rengli

Dr. John Prentice - Christopher Chukweuke

Monsignor Ryan - Chris Bass

John Prentice, Sr. - Andrew R. Cooksey

Mary Prentice - Beth Durodoye

Directed by Ken Neil Hailey**

*Member of Actors Equity Association  

**Member of the Society of Directors & Choreographers

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to Dec 23

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

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"Marley was dead, to begin with…"—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.

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to Mar 11

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

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On a lonely road on the tiny Irish island of Inishmore, someone has killed an Irish National Liberation Army enforcer’s cat. The enforcer loves his cat more than life itself, and when he returns from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland, someone is going to pay. The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a stunningly, disturbingly funny tale of a young man and his cat. It’s a wickedly hilarious event utilizing a half-dozen stage firearms, approximately six gallons of stage blood per night and a slew of special effects rigs that must be seen to be believed.No real cats will be harmed in the creation of this production.

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to May 13

Pumpboys and Dinettes

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A raucous good time! A musical full of joy‚ a little bit of heartbreak‚ and lots of hilarity. This visionary tribute to life by the roadside takes place on North Carolina’s Highway 57. Somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna stands a rest stop. The four hardworking fellas at the gas station have been known to do some auto repairs‚ but only when aided by some great tunes and a few beers. Next door there’s the Double Cupp Diner‚ where the Cupp sisters offer up their famous home cooking and gift for song. A celebration of life‚ love‚ Dolly Parton‚ and catfish!

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to May 28

Greater Tuna

Join us for Greater Tuna! This hilarious comedy features Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

"Howlingly funny."-Variety
"The audience all but exploded the theatre with laughter."- The New York Post
"Hilarious, a tribute to the art of acting" - Washington Post
"Sharp, satiric, & funny" - New Yorker
"A whale of a funny evening"- Houston Post

Catch a preview or a student rush for a bargain! 

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to Apr 15

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom

Charles Busch's camp classic is one of the longest-running plays in Off-Broadway history, "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom" tells the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom. The classic is being offered by a team of talented actors this April in Savannah.

*Student rush before every show, $10 at box office! 

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