White Men

by Young Jean Lee
directed by Matt Pfeiffer

May 27 – June 19

Tuesday - Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm


Dan Kern ED
Kevin Meehan DREW
Steven Rishard MATT
Tim Dugan, Jr. JAKE

Production Team

Young Jean Lee Playwright
Matt Pfeiffer Director
Kittson O'Neill Dramaturg
Samina Vieth Set Designer
Larry Fowler Sound Designer
Shannon Zura Lighting Designer
Alison Roberts Costume Designer
Amanda Hatch Properties Designer
Britt Plunkett Production Manager/Technical Director
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct
Cat Ramirez Assistant Stage Manager/InterAct
Erin Washburn Assistant Dramaturg

Every Christmas, Ed and his three sons get together, eat Chinese takeout, and unleash well-worn inside jokes while reminiscing about their unusual childhood. But this holiday season they are forced to consider a pivotal cultural reality underneath their constructed lives. Part deeply comedic social artifact, part emotional time-bomb, all framed in the context of a typical "living room" drama, Lee’s funny and moving play ultimately poses this tantalizing question: What does it mean to do the “right thing” as a straight white man?

[Lee is] hands down, the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation
— New York Times

 We are scheduling brief optional (20-30 minute) audience discussion sessions in the theatre after every performance during the run (in addition to our usual coffee conversations and Speaker Sunday events). These discussions will be facilitated by local theatre artists and are included as an opportunity for our InterAct audiences to talk about what they experienced during the performance and connect about the themes this play reflects. 

The play is ~80 minutes without intermission -- think of the discussion as a short optional interactive second act.   


Friday, May 27, 2016            8:00 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016      4:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 29, 2016         7:00 pm                  
Tuesday, May 31, 2016        7:00 pm  
Wednesday, June 1, 2016    7:00 PM                               Opening Night  
Thursday, June 2, 2016        8:00 PM                          First Thursday/Young Friends   
Friday, June 3, 2016             8:00 PM                            Audience Discussion    
Saturday, June 4, 2016        8:00 PM                            Audience Discussion    
Sunday, June 5, 2016            2:00 PM                               Speaker Sunday with playwright and stand-up dramedian R. ERIC THOMAS
Tuesday, June 7, 2016           7:00 PM                               Coffee Conversation
Wednesday, June 8, 2016    7:00 PM                               Coffee Conversation

Thursday, June 9, 2016        8:00 PM                             Audience Discussion   
Friday, June 10, 2016           8:00 PM                             Audience Discussion
Saturday, June 11, 2016       8:00 PM                             Audience Discussion   
Sunday, June 12, 2016          2:00 PM                                 Speaker Sunday w/ Walter Sullivan, a facilitator of Philadelphia’s White Privilege Conference AND Mirangela Buggs, a presentation leader for the White Privilege Conference
Tuesday, June 14, 2016         7:00 PM                               Coffee Conversation
Wednesday, June 15, 2016   7:00 PM                              Coffee Conversation

Thursday, June 16, 2016       8:00 PM                           Audience Discussion    
Friday, June 17, 2016             8:00 PM                           Audience Discussion     
Saturday, June 18, 2016       8:00 PM                            Audience Discussion   
Sunday, June 19, 2016          2:00 PM                               Speaker Sunday w/ Professor of Theatre & Gender Studies,  Rosemary Malague