Guess How To Shock Broadway?

Guess How To Shock Broadway?

Have you ever seen Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?, the 1967 film with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as well to-do parents of a girl who brings home kindly Negro Sidney Poitier? The premise was reversed for a 2005 comedy called Guess Who, with Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac, but now it's been un-reversed and made into a Broadway play for a supposed run sometime in the near future.

But won't the tale of a girl bringing a black guy home to the shock and awe of her folks seem as dated as a musical that doesn't break the fourth wall? I mean everybody brings black people home nowadays.

I think the only way to make this story fresh is to make it about a son who brings home a trannie. ("She had WHAT cut off?")

Or a daughter bringing home a person with AIDS. ("Don't let him use the silverware.")

Or a son bringing home conjoined twins from TLC. ("You're a bigamist?")

Or a daughter bringing home a DVD of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? ("Can you believe this shit?")


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