Straight White Men

July 27th, 2016 — August 13th, 2016


The Roundhouse Theatre


La Boite Theatre Company & South Australia State Theatre Company


Nescha Jelk
Stage Manager: Gabrielle Hornhardt


Young Jean Lee


Busty Beatz


Roger Newcombe
Hugh Parker
Chris Pitman
Lucas Stibbard
Merlynn Tong

Costume Designer

Victoria Lamb

Set Designer

Victoria Lamb

Lighting Designer

Ben Hughes

A deliciously bent sit-com that brilliantly interrogates cultural privilege from one of America’s most exciting theatre makers.

The widowed Ed welcomes home his three middle-aged sons for Christmas. The eldest, Matt, has moved back in after losing his way, while life also holds its challenges for younger brothers Jake and Drew. They enjoy brotherly banter, the nostalgic re-hashing of childhood pranks, takeout Chinese and some questionable pyjamas. But amongst the hijinks, trash-talk and smart-arse repartee, they must confront a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: when identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the real value of being a straight, white man?

Obie Award winning New York theatre maker and playwright Young Jean Lee has been called ‘the most adventurous playwright of her generation’ and her wickedly funny Straight White Men marks her Queensland debut. Part of the New York Times Top Ten list in 2014, the play looks at the downside of what might normally be seen as the oldest birth privilege in Western civilization.

2016 La Boite Theatre Company Season Brochure

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