The smaller of the two stages at Southwark Playhouse is turning into the buzziest place in town. Fast on the heels of the terrific Marek Horn play Yellowfin - a British play set in the U.S. - comes the local premiere of this 2018 Broadway entry from Young Jean Lee, who at the time made history as the first female Asian-American playwright to be produced on Broadway. I missed Straight White Men in New York, but I couldn't be happier belatedly to make its acquaintance, the odd structural...
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As Ed, a widower, prepares to celebrate Christmas, he calls his three grown sons back to the family home. Games are played, Chinese food is ordered, and brotherly pranks and trashtalk distract them from the on-going issue that threatens to ruin the festivities: when identity matters and privilege is a problem, what is a straight white man to do? Raucous, surprising and fearless—the ever-adventurous Young Jean Lee takes an outside look at the traditional father/son play narrative, shedding new light on a story we think we know all too well.
A Korean American playwright whose work revels in subversive explorations of identity, Lee compassionately investigates straight white male identity in a way that is as hilarious as it is revealing.
Charlie Condou (playing Matt) is a British actor, columnist and LGBTQ+ rights activist best known for playing Marcus Dent in Coronation Street and Ben Sherwood in Holby City. He is joined by Kamari Romeo and Kim Tatum as the Persons in Charge...
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Cast and creative
By: Young Jean Lee
Director: Steven Kunis
Cast list: Charlie Condou, Kamari Romeo and Kim Tatum
Design: Suzu Sakai
Lighting: Jose Tevar
Costume: Suzu Sakai
Choreography: Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster