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Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men to Have West Coast Premiere

The drama will play the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Austin Pendleton, Gary Wilmes, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley in Straight White Men at the Public Theater.
(© Julieta Cervantes)

Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men will have its West Coast premiere at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre, where it will run from November 20-December 20. The production is presented in collaboration with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.

Set on Christmas, Straight White Men follows Ed and his three adult sons, Drew, Matt, and Jake, as they come together for trash-talking, pranks, and takeout, and end up confronting problems of identity and privilege.

Commissioned by Center Theatre Group, the Public Theater, the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, steirischer herbst, Festival d'Automne à Paris, and Les spectacles vivants du Centre Pompidou, Straight White Men is produced by Young Jean Lee's Theater Company.

Casting and creative team information will be announced in the coming months. The New York production at the Public starred Austin Pendleton as Ed, with Pete Simpson, James Stanley, and Gary Wilmes. The creative team included David Evans Morris (scenic design), Christopher Kuhl (lighting design), Chris Giarmo and Jamie McElhinney (sound design), Enver Chakartash (costume design), Faye Driscoll (fight choreography and movement), and Mike Farry (dramaturgy).

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