This month, treat yourself to a deliciously bent sit-com that brilliantly interrogates cultural privilege; Straight White Men is a show hailing from one of America’s most exciting theatre makers.
The widowed Ed welcomes home his three middle-aged sons for Christmas. Amongst the hijinks, 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 10 list in 2014, the play looks at the downside of what might normally be seen as the oldest birth privilege in Western civilisation.
Book now to see the show, which will run from July 27 to August 13 at the Roundhouse Theatre; check the website for details about particular dates. Tickets are priced between $30 and $59. And if you need a lift, you can have your first Uber ride free up to $20 if you sign up with the code UBERWHITEMEN at Uber.com/app.