May 24 – June 5
Straight White Men
by YOUNG JEAN LEE
directed by MARK LAMOS
Running Time: ~ 90 minutes

Male bonding rituals, dance moves, and deep thoughts…

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has invited his three grown sons back home for pranks, Chinese takeout, and gossip. In between the male bonding rituals and conversations about money, work, and love, we just might find out what makes these men tick (or maybe not). Don’t miss this alternately hilarious and thought-provoking satire by Young Jean Lee, the first Asian-American woman to have a play produced on Broadway (Straight White Men in 2018.)

Young Jean Lee has been hailed as “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York.

FROM THE REHEARSAL ROOM

The boys of “Straight White Men” sit down for a chat

Choreographing ”Straight White Men” with Ali Solomon

PRESS ABOUT STRAIGHT WHITE MEN ON BROADWAY

…[Playwright Young Jean] Lee is, in fact, one of our boldest living playwrights, one I rank with Wallace Shawn, Suzan-Lori Parks and Tony Kushner…the thinking drills deep and the writing is superbly executed…thrillingly great."

New York Observer

…nuanced, curious, and compassionate…Lee's sense of mischief and her expert control of tension are still at play-but it is, in its bones, gentle."

New York Magazine

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FROM THE REHEARSAL ROOM

   

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All rehearsal photos by Stephen Emerick.

…might sound like a frat-tastic comedy in the vein of The Hangover, but it's actually a powerful social commentary…"

Entertainment Weekly

…great fun…"

The Hollywood Reporter

MORE INSIGHTS. MORE FUN.

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TASTE OF TUESDAY

Tue, May 24 at 6PM

A special reception pairing wine and food from one of our local restaurant partners. Available as a season ticket package.
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LGBT NIGHT OUT

Thu, May 26 at 7PM

A fun, pre-show cocktail party for the LGBTQ+ community and friends. Get an LGBT Night Out package or a performance ticket.

POST-PLAY DIALOGUE

Thu, May 26, post-show

Mark Lamos, director of "Straight White Men," ready to answer your questions. No ticket necessary — free and open to all.
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OPENING NIGHT

Sat, May 28, post-show

Celebrate the opening of each production along with the cast, crew, and creative team at a post-show party. Free with ticket to the show.
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SUNDAY SYMPOSIUM

Sun, May 29 matinee, post-show

Special guests take the stage for a conversation about the themes of the play. No ticket necessary — free and open to all.
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BACKSTAGE PASS

Wed, June 1 matinee, post-show

Learn how the Playhouse technical staff brought each show to the stage. No ticket necessary — free and open to all.
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Post-Play Dialogue

Fri, June 3, post-show

Edson Rivas, Executive Director of the Triangle Community Center, leads discussion on gender expectations. No ticket necessary — free and open to all.
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OPEN CAPTIONS

Sun, June 5 matinee

Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can enjoy the performance while watching an easy-to-read digital screen with the actors’ dialogue.
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MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM

Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Design
Choreographer
Fight Director
Props Supervisor
Production Stage Manager
Stage Management Intern
Gwen Sewell
Production Assistant
Assistant Stage Manager
Tara Rubin Casting
Claire Burke, CSA
Casting

Making theater open to all.

The Playhouse offers a variety of accessible ticket pricing options, including pay-what-you-will performances, first responder discounts, free tickets for Indigenous peoples, and more.

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COVID PROTOCOLS

To attend in-person performances, all audience members must present proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all times while inside. Please review our full safety protocols here.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Production sponsorship for Straight White Men is provided by Athena & Daniel Adamson, Paige & Jodi Couture, Joyce Hergenhan, Mary Ellen & Jim Marpe, and Alison & Mark Smith.

Corporate Production Partner for Straight White Men is provided by Parker Ear, Nose & Throat.

Media Sponsorship for the 2022 season is generously provided by Moffly Media and WSHU Public Radio.

Please note: This show contains strong language and mature themes.
May 24 – June 5
Straight White Men
by YOUNG JEAN LEE
directed by MARK LAMOS
Running Time: ~ 90 minutes
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