SAN DIEGO – Sept. 3, 2014 – San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents “Honky,” by Greg Kalleres and directed by Sam Woodhouse. Previews begin Nov. 10, 2014. Opening night is Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 on the Lyceum Stage.
The New York Times calls “Honky” “a hilarious play by Greg Kalleres… keeps you laughing from start to finish.” Inspired by his experience as a writer of TV commercials, Kalleres’ satire begins with the shooting death of a young black teenager because of his trendy new “Sky Max” basketball shoes, echoing incidents that occurred in 1989 over Air Jordan shoes. “Honky” is comedy about race, consumerism, marketing and a drug that can claims to cure racism.
Sam Woodhouse, co-founder and artistic director, San Diego REP, will direct. Jacole Kitchen is assistant director. Cast includes: Gerard Joseph as Thomas; Jacque Wilke as Andie; Fran Gercke as Peter; Jamie Newcomb as Davis; Tanya Bruce as Dr. Driscoll/Abraham Lincoln; Deleon Dallas as Kid #1/Frederick Douglass; and Cortez Johnson as Kid #2.
About San Diego REPertory Theatre
San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. We promote a more inclusive community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. Founded in 1976, San Diego REPertory Theatre is downtown San Diego’s resident theatre, promoting a more inclusive community through work that nourishes progressive political and social values. The company produces and hosts over 300 events and performances year-round on its three stages at the Lyceum Theatre. Since moving to the Lyceum, the REP has produced 45 main stage productions by Latino playwrights, and more than 40 world premieres. The company has received more than 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, Backstage West, Dramalogue, and StageSceneLA. In 2005, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented the REP with the Craig Noel Award “For 30 Years of Artistic Dedication to Downtown and Diversity.” San Diego REPertory Theatre feeds the curious soul. To learn more about San Diego REPertory Theatre, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, visit www.sdrep.org. Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Calendar Listing for
By Greg Kalleres
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
NOTE: 90 minutes running time, no intermission
Dates: Nov. 10 to Dec. 7, 2014
(Opening: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014)
Performances are Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Theatre: The Lyceum Space
San Diego REPertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, Calif. 92101-6144
Prices: Tickets start at $31 to $75 / Students $18
Discounts for groups, seniors and military available.
For group sales, call Kristen Schweizer at (619) 231-3586 ext. 617
San Diego REP Box Office (619) 544-1000.
Tickets available for purchase online at www.sdrep.org.
Four hours free parking in the Horton Plaza Garage with validation at the theatre.
Official hashtag is #HonkySDREP