“Straight White Men,” written and directed by Young Jean Lee, opens this Sunday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. The West Coast premiere of the production, presented in collaboration with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, will have two previews on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. and will run through December 20, 2015.
In “Straight White Men,” Young Jean Lee offers a traditionally structured take on the classic American father-son drama. Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas. They enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks and takeout Chinese, but find themselves confronting a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: when identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man?
The four-man cast features Frank Boyd, Richard Riehle, Brian Slaten and Gary Wilmes.