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Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Bethany Anne Lind play an interracial couple facing homegrown adversity in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Bethany Anne Lind play an interracial couple facing homegrown adversity in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Dec. 9-Jan. 5, 2014: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Malcolm-Jamal Warner stars in the stage adaptation of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a new play by Todd Kriedler that you can see at Arena Stage through January 5. Directed by David Esbjornson, the show takes place in the Drayton household, which is suddenly turned upside down when Mr. and Mrs. Drayton’s only child, Joanna, arrives unexpectedly with a big surprise—her new boyfriend, who isn’t quite what her parents envisioned.

Dec. 9-29: The Nutcracker
Every production is different, so can you ever really get sick of The Nutcracker? The Washington Ballet presents Septime Webre’s unique version of the classic holiday show at the historic Warner Theatre through December 29. This D.C.-centric adaptation incorporates American iconography, history and ideals as it follows a little girl named Clara on a journey from her home in Georgetown to Anacostia, the banks of the Potomac and more.

Music: “We Can Work It Out” by London String Orchestra

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