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Season 2020

Dear Patrons,

Like most of the world, our eyes and ears have been glued to the news outlets on any updates with the COVID-19 outbreak.  We want you to know that we are taking this very seriously and our office staff is making every effort to learn how we can better serve you and care for your safety.

This is an evolving situation. One that seems to take drastic leaps forward, daily. With this in mind, we have decided the most prudent thing to do is postpone our upcoming production of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner until 2021. The safety of our patrons, artists, and staff are of the utmost importance to us.

We do ask for patience as we navigate this new timeline of events. If you are currently holding tickets for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, please use this form to submit a refund or exchange request.

You may also contact us at and (919) 831-6058 with any questions or concerns. 

When events like this occur, a lot of theatres take a hard hit. We encourage you to adopt the idea of making donations to your local theatres and other arts organizations if you are able. 

We hope you stay safe and we'll see you in June!

-TIP Staff

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

by Todd Kreidler

1967. Joanna Drayton and John Prentice are in love and are excited to announce their engagement. When the two families come together to meet, neither set of parents is happy about the match. They quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family. It's not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Drayton’s terrace.

Artist Submission Call! 

We are looking to collaborate with local fine artists in our next production at Theatre In The Park. We would like a wide variety of donated art pieces with different art styles and mediums to be displayed in our upcoming play Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. The artwork chosen from your submissions would be displayed on the walls of the Drayton home and would be the main décor on the set for our scenic design. The artwork would be lit throughout the production dependent on the needs of the show. Along with your artwork being displayed in the production, we would also like to highlight each of the artists that submit work in our show playbill. Our production takes place is set in 1967, however, we are not limiting the artwork by time period.  While we would love to showcase everyone’s work, we have limited space. We look forward to seeing your artwork and having the opportunity to work with you to bring our newest production to life.

[link to artwork submission page]