Event Information
Urban Stages Presents
Friday, March 08, 2013 through Sunday, April 14, 2013

“If you don’t think you need it, you’re probably a racist!”

Length: 1 hr 45 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Written by Greg Kalleres. Directed by Luke Harlan.

Award-winning theatre, URBAN STAGES, presents HONKY - a darkly comedic look at five people, white and black, as they navigate the muddy waters of race, advertising and basketball shoes.

Starring Scott Barrow, Philip Callen, Dave Droxler, Danielle Faitelson, Anthony Gaskins, Chris Myers, Reynaldo Piniella and Arie Bianca Thompson


When a black sneaker company hires a white CEO, their commercials begin glorifying the “ghetto" and sales triple among white teens. But when violence erupts in a black community, the shoe designer blames the ads and promises revenge. Meanwhile, the writer of the ads is paralyzed by white guilt – which only gets worse when his therapist turns out not to be what he expected. Luckily, there’s a new racism pill on the market advertising, "If you don't think you need it, you're probably a racist!" HONKY takes a comedic look at the symbiotic relationship between racism and commercialism.

Set Design by Roman Tatarowicz | Lighting design by Miriam Nilofa Crowe| Sound Design by Brandon Wolcott | Projection Design by Caite Hevner | Production Manager: Sean Hagerty | Stage Manager: Brian D. Gold | Assistant Production Manager: Meghan Santelli

Urban Stages’ Founding Artistic Director Frances Hill | Program Director Rachel Sullivan | Development & Literary Director Antoinette Mullins | Company Manager Olga Devyatisilnaya |Producing Associate Peter Napolitano | Press Representative Joe Trentacosata, Springer Assoicates, PR

*This play contains strong language.


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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.