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Straight White Men By Young Jean Lee

Dec 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee – Iowa Premiere
December 11-20, 2015

The Story: When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese. Then they confront a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: when identity is the cornerstone of one’s worth, and privilege is increasingly problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man?

“fascinating…goes far beyond cheap satire, ultimately becoming a compassionate and stimulating exploration of one man’s existential crisis…Ms. Lee’s mournful and inquisitive play leaves us with the disturbing idea that while unhappiness and a lack of achievement may be causes for sympathy, being at peace with this is an offense that cannot and will not be borne, perhaps even by the people who love you most.” – The New York Times

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Cast:

  • Ed – Gary Roberts
  • Drew – Eric Olson
  • Jake – Gabe Thompson
  • Matt – Shawn Wilson
  • Stage Hand in Charge – Travis Ness

Production Team:

  • Director – Todd Buchacker
  • Stage Manager – Shelby Burgus
  • Production Stage Manager – Shelby Burgus
  • Set Design – Tim Wisgerhof
  • Lighting Design – Jim Trenberth
  • Costumes Design – Kelly Marie Schaefer
  • Property Design – Kelsi Tedesco
  • Sound Design – Josh Jepson
  • Hair and Makeup Design – Cindy Hummel
  • Master Carpenter – Paul Mostrom
  • Dramaturge – Zander Morales

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Start:
Dec 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
End:
Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
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Organizer

StageWest Theatre Company
Phone:
515-309-0251
Website:
www.stagewestiowa.com

Venue

Kum & Go Theater at the Des Moines Social Club
9th and Cherry St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Phone:
515-309-0251
Website:
http://stagewestiowa.com/