Charlie Condou, Kamari Romeo, and Kim Tatum star at The Southwark Playhouse in Young Jean Lee's powerful and thought-provoking play, Straight White Men for a limited season from November 16th until December 4th (previews from November 10th).
With Christmas approaching, Ed, a widower, calls his three sons to invite them back to the family home to celebrate. As the family gather together, Chinese food is ordered, games are played, and a mixture of 'trash-talk' and brotherly pranks distract them from the underlying and ongoing issue that lurks beneath and threatens to ruin festivities: when it is your identity that matters and privilege is a real problem, exactly what is a straight white man supposed to do? Surprising, raucous, and completely fearless—Young Jean Lee is a Korean American playwright whose previous work revels in the subversive explorations of identity. Lee now compassionately investigates and delves into the straight white male identity in a way that is just as hilarious as it is revealing, as it takes a step back for an outside look at traditional father/son play narratives, and sheds new light into a story we all think we know too well.
Evening performances of Straight White Men will take place at the Southwark Playhouse at 8pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thusday, Friday & Saturday. Additional matinee performances are available on Tuesday & Saturday at 3.30pm.
Seating PlanSouthwark Playhouse Seating Plan
Address77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Elephant & Castle, Borough
Northern and Bakerloo
Directions from nearest tube
Borough: Exit & turn right towards Newington Causeway. Located just before the railway bridge. Elephant & Castle: Exit via South Bank University Exit & turn left, head up Newington Causeway.
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