PHOTO CALL: Austin Pendleton and Gary Wilmes Are Straight White Men at the Public Theatre

News   PHOTO CALL: Austin Pendleton and Gary Wilmes Are Straight White Men at the Public Theatre Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton stars in the New York premiere of playwright Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, which began performances Off-Broadway Nov. 7 at the Public Theater.

In addition to Pendleton (Mother Courage, Choir Boy), the cast features Gary Wilmes (Chinglish, Gatz), Pete Simpson ("Morning Glory") and James Stanley (The Appeal). According to the Public, "In the New York premiere of Straight White Men, unpredictable downtown writer/director Young Jean Lee presents a traditionally structured take on the classic American father-son drama. 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 matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man?"

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