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VenueSouthwark Playhouse
Other spaces: The Large, The Little
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From10th November 2021
To4th December 2021
What is currently on at Southwark Playhouse (V226)
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Straight White Men

Straight White MenT01137662853
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...
Author Young Jean Lee

Archive :: production:T01137662853, play:S02125763762, venue:V226

Production details

UK Premiere


Producer David Adkin
Producer Panorama Productions
Director Steven Kunis
Director Christina Fulcher (movement director)
Design Suzu Sakai
Costume Sazu Sakai
Lighting Rajiv Pattani
Director Lucy Casson (casting director)
Performer Charlie Condou (Matt)
Performer Kamari Romeo
Performer Kim Tatum

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