Three brothers and their father gather for Christmas to drink eggnog, play video games, and wrestle. But when one brother seems to buckle under the pressures of achievement, it becomes clear that these men are wrestling with something larger than each other. From one of the most daring writers in America comes a razor-sharp comedy that confronts the complexities of identity and hypocrisies of privilege.
Go see Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men
…if your identity dares.
Privilege is commonly defined as the set of unearned benefits given to people who fit within a specific social group; the opposite of oppression, it is largely created and perpetuated by structural and cultural inequalities.Read More
Young Jean Lee’s far-ranging experiments in the theatrical avant-garde include a contemporary minstrel show, a nearly wordless piece about feminism performed by nude performers, and a kingless Lear that ends with a eulogy from Sesame Street. Her latest, Straight White Men, is a provocation in a different key.Read More