Last Friday, thanks to Denise Scatena, my friends and I were able to preview the San Diego Repertory's latest production, Honky. We filled a few of the "tweet seats" for the night, sharing our favorite moments of the play on social media! Check out the hashtag #HONKYsdRep for our tweets from our experience!
Honky is a satire that centers around a basketball shoe company called Sky Max that traditionally markets toward urban youth. But when a young African American is shot for a pair, sales suddenly triple among rich, white teens. The white CEO sees dollar signs, while the black shoe designer blames the company’s new Ghetto-glorying commercials. The themes of white guilt, stereotypes, and racism throughout the play is presented in a humorous way but definitely makes the audience think about their own racist or stereotypical ways of thinking. At the end there’s a a surprising remedy that cures racism. You'll have to check out the play to find out!
Honky opens November 9th at the Lyceum Theater in Downtown! Don't miss it!
Although I received complimentary tickets, all the opinions expressed are my own.