About the Show/Event
Information for Straight White Men at Southwark Playhouse, Inner London (Play). Straight White Men by Korean American playwright Young Jean Lee is an hilarious and revealing play about the most unoppressed of this world's peoples. They are feared, envied, occasionally attacked and derided. But pitied? When personal identity is essential and privilege is a problem, what is a straight white man to do? Straight White Men takes place over the Christmas holidays, when three brothers assemble at the family home, to celebrate the season with their widowed father. The youngest, Drew, is an award-winning fiction writer. The middle boy, Jake is a hotshot banker, but the oldest, Matt, is burdened by student debt and an unexplained failure to thrive. Games are played. Chinese food is ordered. Brotherly pranks and trashtalk distract them from the issue that threatens to ruin the testosterone-fuelled, boys-will-be-boys celebration. In this raucous, surprising and fearless work, Lee takes an outside look at the traditional father/son narrative, shedding new light on that theatrical storyline we have come to know all too well. But, and here is the twist, the people in charge of proceedings are neither white, nor straight, nor male... UK Premiere The Little
Performers Charlie Condou (Matt), Kamari Romeo, Kim Tatum.
Author Young Jean Lee. Producer David Adkin. Producer Panorama Productions. Director Steven Kunis. Choreographer Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster. Design Suzu Sakai. Costume Sazu Sakai. Lighting Jose Tevar. Director Lucy Casson (casting director).