Ed and his sons are celebrating the holidays in their traditional style. As Jake and Drew sit around eating Chinese takeout, playing games, and pranking each other, it quickly becomes apparent that something is wrong with their brother Matt. One brother’s existential crisis prompts a spirited and comedic dialogue on the value of privilege in an evolving society and the tragedy of failing to live up to one’s potential.
PERSON IN CHARGE ELEANOR PHILIPS*
PERSON IN CHARGE FREDDY BIDDLE*
ED MARK HOFMAIER*
DREW CARL HOWELL*
MATT MIKE MIHM*
JAKE ANDY MCCAIN*
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER KATIE SCARLETT GRAVES*
ASS’T STAGE MANAGER SHANEL SPARR*
ASS’T DIRECTOR REBECCA BERGER
SCENIC DESIGNER JUSTIN LAHUE
COSTUME DESIGNER SETH BODIE
LIGHTING DESIGNER CHRISTOPHER OSTROM
SOUND DESIGNER SAM SEWELL
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
The Lighting Designer of this production is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE.
STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by Young Jean Lee
directed by Sasha Brätt
June 3 – 24, 2022 | Previews June 1 and 2
Running Time: approximately 90 minutes
STRAIGHT WHITE MEN is performed without an intermission
Content Advisory: This production includes adult humor and explicit language and song lyrics.
“Ms. Lee’s fascinating play goes far beyond cheap satire, ultimately becoming a compassionate and stimulating exploration of one man’s existential crisis.” – NY Times
“To cut to the obvious, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN is a loaded title…But the play turns out to have a disarming gentleness to it. Lee has more sympathy for her subject than scorn.” – LA Times
ENGAGE MORE DEEPLY WITH THIS PLAY…
Join us after the Saturday June 11, or June 18 performances for a moderated talk-back with members of the cast and creative team of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN. Company member will share insight into their characters and the creative process behind the play, and discuss the powerful emotions that moments in this play provoke.
Free to the public. Tickets not required, however proof of vaccination is required to enter the theater.