Straight White Men Trying To Woke

comedy · chris valenti · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 15, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

‘Polite Racism’ was simple, yet the most awkward and thought-provoking, and simply relate-able, of the five pieces. ‘Brittle Trombone’ was weirdly fun – one of those sketches that makes you wonder ‘why the hell did he think of that?’ And ‘Fantasy Football’ was just a hoot.

What I didn't like

Some of the actors seem to wander aimlessly in some of the sketches. The play is called ‘Straight White Men’ – is it a coincidence that this happens, in particular, to some of the women in the play?

My overall impression

A fun, funny show! Not altogether perfect – some of the plays are a bit uneven, and not sure if certain actors were under-rehearsed or simply underwritten – but worth the ticket price for the plays that were really hysterical! ‘Polite Racism’ might be worth the price of the ticket alone… but if you’re in a really silly mood, throw in the last piece as well, as I laughed my ass off.

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