New York theatre darling Young Jean Lee threw fans a curveball with Straight White Men – unlike most of her work, this one’s actually pretty straightforward. A widowed white dad and his three adult sons get together to eat Chinese takeout on Christmas, and over a raucous gathering they try to figure out their various places in the world. Roger Lemelin plays the dad, while David Rabinow, Gunnar Manchester, and Josh Short are the three sons. “Stagehand-In-Charge” Daraja Hinds hovers around the periphery throughout the performance.
(photo: Maggie Hall)