Guess Qui Sont Coming to Dinner?
A comedy in one act by Barbara Riddle and
Copyright 2003 - All rights reserved
half French, half African-American, has been unable to leave her
San Francisco flat since her return from her father's funeral
in Paris. For her 30th birthday dinner, her gay roommate, Bruce
Goldstein, is preparing a gourmet feast.
arrival of several guests complicates the celebration and allows
Carolyn to face her demons. Dr. Pierre Leblanc, her French ex-fiancé,
appears determined to win her back.
The sudden entrance
of Annie Rose, a Lesbian and Bruce's old college friend, concerns
Pierre as they await the arrival of his eccentric parents. The
parents materialize and the opinionated Parisians clash with the
San Franciscans and New Yorker Annie; their views on the conflict
in Iraq, Pierre's surprising ties to a shady Sonoma County Foie
Gras enterprise, their discomfort with Bruce's and Annie's homosexuality,
Bruce's Jewish-ness, and the revelation of Carolyn's bi-racial
heritage creates amusing tension in this consequential comedy.