Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is thrilled to present Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at the Wrinkle Building in downtown McKenzie, Tennessee.

Meeting your fiancé’s parents is usually stressful, but when Joanna and John become engaged everyone involved must confront the truth about themselves and each other. Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting racial equality and practicing racial equality–especially in 1967. Throughout the evening, friends, colleagues, and clergy all stop by the Drayton’s idyllic San Francisco terrace to share their views about the couple’s love. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? 

“We are thrilled to bring this classic film to life in McKenzie, TN,” commented Aubrey Doyle, Director of Renaissance Theatre. “The script flaunts brilliant writing and in 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. With humor and insight, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the final bows.”

Join Renaissance Theatre in the transformed Wrinkle Hardware building in downtown McKenzie as they present this wonderful piece of theatre that is sure to challenge and inspire you.   

Ryan Griffin, Director of Renaissance Relations, states “This will be an exciting experience for the audience as they will feel immersed in the story while seated surrounding the stage located in the center of the room. Seating is limited, so get your tickets before they are gone!”

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner will take place September 20th, 21th, 27th, & 28th at 7:00 PM with a 2:00 PM Matinee on the 28th. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, go to or contact our office at (731) 352-6980 located at 28 Lee Avenue on the square in McKenzie. Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

The Wrinkle Building is located at 42 Lee Ave, McKenzie, TN 38201.

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