Synopsis

 

A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter, fresh from an overseas romance, brings her Afro-American fiancé home to meet them. Personal beliefs clash with the societal underpinnings of the late 60's in this warm and witty exploration of family and culture. Knowing which of them has the greater hold on our hearts is the question to be answered.

CAST

 

Christina Drayton

Dana Poteete

 

Matt Drayton

David Lundgren

 

Joanna Drayton

Megan Christoferson

 

Doctor John Prentice

Ontoni Reedy

 

Matilda Binks

Sally Dickerson

 

Hillary

Beth Gobbell

 

Monsignor Ryan

Lanny Poteet

 

John Prentice Sr.

Keith Davis

 

Mary Prentice

Carrie Knox

 

CREW

 

Director

Billy Worboys

 

Assistant Director

Clay Elliot

 

Stage Manager

Christie Elliot

 

Box Office

Kristen McKenney

 

Costumes

Cassidy Sheppard

Becky Fly

 

Set Design

Billy Worboys

 

Lights/Sound

Terry Bivens

 

 

 

 

Cast Description

 

 

Christina Drayton: Female

 

Runs the Drayton Art Gallery. Has taught her daughter-Joey to treat everyone as equals but her belief in those teachings is challenged when she meets Joey's fiancee - John, an Afro-American doctor. Christina is fiercely loving and determined to keep her daughter in her life.

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

 

 

 

Matt Drayton: Male

 

Publisher of a San Francisco newspaper and a workaholic. Although a journalist and a liberal he finds reason to disapprove of Joey and John’s marriage.

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

 

 

 

Joanna Drayton: Female

 

“Joey” recently interned for a medical research hospital in Hawaii. She is bold and stubborn in her love for John and unwavering in her plans to marry him.

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

 

 

 

Doctor John Prentice: Male

 

A medical research doctor. Very thoughtful and aware of the ramifications of his relationship with Joey. Though cautious with his approach to her parents, he's determined and hopeful but ultimately will not marry Joey without winning her parents’ approval.

ETHNICITY: African American

 

 

 

Matilda Binks: Female

 

“Tillie” has worked twenty-seven years as a domestic for the Draytons, suspicious of John, she is loyal and protective of the Drayton family.

ETHNICITY: African American

 

 

 

Hilary St. George: Female

 

Associate director of the Drayton Gallery, an employee of Christina’s and happens to be working at the house when Joanna arrives with John, her casually racist remarks push Christina to fire her.

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

 

 

 

Monsignor Ryan: Male

 

Longtime family friend of the Draytons, blunt and sees no issue with Joey and John’s marriage, calmly gives Christina and Matt reasons to approve of the relationship.

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

 

 

 

John Prentice Sr.: Male

 

A schoolteacher, protective and proud of his son, John, he at first strongly disapproves of the marriage as he sees it a threat to all John has worked and built for himself.

ETHNICITY: African American

 

 

 

Mary Prentice: Female

 

Department store clerk, having seen the hurt her son, John, has felt, she can neither approve nor disapprove of the marriage but is highly concerned about her son’s heart.

ETHNICITY: African American

 

 

 

 

 

 

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