SAN DIEGO – Oct. 13, 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 in the Lyceum Space.
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 Alexander as Emilia; Jacob 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 (@SanDiegoREP).
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
Surround Events Schedule for “Honky” as of Oct. 10, 2014
Calling all curious souls! Join us in the lobby of the Lyceum Theatre for a mixture of entertainment and enlightenment before (and sometimes after) the show. These Surround Events are free and open to the public. Grab a beverage or a snack from our bar, soak in the activities, and then enjoy the show.
Meet the Playwright
Saturday, Nov. 8 (After the 8 p.m. show)
Just who is the playwright with the audacity to write a play called “Honky?” What inspired such a title? Why does the world of marketing upscale basketball shoes have so much to say about the conversation about race in America today? Here is your one night only chance to hear directly from the man who wrote this wild satire of a play. Jacole Kitchen, REP artistic associate and Matt Chapman, “Honky” co-dramaturg, host a provocative conversation with playwright Greg Kalleres.
Live Piano: New York! New York!
Sunday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. (Before the 7 p.m. show)
Consider the amazing amount of music written about the city of New York, the setting of the play “Honky.” Tonight is your chance to hear a special selection of famous songs that will transport you to the big apple before the play takes you there. Enjoy live piano performances from members of San Diego’s amateur pianists and as they take you on an extraordinary journey of music written in and about New York City!
Wicked Wednesday: Brands and Logos Trivia Night
Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. (Before the 7 p.m. show)
Can you identify a brand from just its logo? Can you quote the Skittles slogan? Can you name three athletes endorsed by Nike? It’s time to test your trivia knowledge about commercial factoids at The REP’s Trivia Night! Bring your teammates and wallet full of brand loyalty cards, because it’s about to get fun!
Talkin’ Theatre with Todd
Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. (Before the 8 p.m. show)
“Honky” is a play proud to dive boldly into the emotions and challenges Americans face when dealing with the issues of diversity, equality and justice.
The panel discussion, led by Todd Salovey, associate artistic director, San Diego REP, features guests who have decades of experience producing works of performance that speak to the diversity of American culture. Join Salovey as he hosts a special roundtable with Sam Woodhouse, artistic director, San Diego REP; Dajahn Blevins, artistic director, UPAKA and Kuumba Fest; William R. Virchis, producing artistic director, Teatro Máscara Mágica; and Jacole Kitchen, assistant director, “Honky.”
Live Painting: Shoe Edition
Sunday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. (Before the 2 p.m. show)
Sneaker culture provides an exciting way to show one’s personality through footwear. San Diego artists Letitia Rogers, Kevin Inman, Greg Murray, S.L. Lawton, Frank Rakovic and others will be live painting in our lobby on the blank white canvas of sneakers to portray their individual takes on race in America. Come watch them as they paint, and enjoy the multiple perspectives!
A Live Debate at the Lyceum: For Your Protection…Or Above the Law?
Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 5:45 p.m. (B