Urban Stages has announced that it will extend the run of Greg Kalleres' comedy HONKY, directed by Luke Harlan. HONKY opened on Thursday, March 14 and was slated to run through April 7, it will now run through April 14, 2013. Urban Stages (259 West 30 Street). Tickets will be $40 ($25 during previews) and are currently available at www.Smarttix.com or by calling 212.868.4444.
When violence breaks out in an African American community over a pair of "Sky Max" shoes, sales triple among white teens. Meanwhile, a new pill guarantees to cure racism, advertising that "if you think you don't need it - you're probably a racist." HONKY is a black comedy, in which five people, white and black, navigate the murky waters of race, rhetoric and basketball shoes.
Critics have raved about HONKY calling it a piece that will make you laugh and think" The Examiner;
"The brilliant cast of eight performers accompanied us on this comedic social rollercoaster. Harlem World Magazine; "Honky" is a watchable and sometimes enlightening experience" Review Fix; "Honky, in is a fizzy new comedy of rare perception: witty, sharp and troubling. Kalleres' sense of nonsense is sublime. "Kalleres doesn't shy away from uncomfortable observations about race" OffoffOnline
Cast includes: Scott Barrow (Embraceable Me , Broadway's 33 Variations), Philip Callen (Regional: Bill W and Dr Bob, 1776, Bush Is Bad), Dave Droxler (Film: Limitless, Writer's Block), Danielle Faitelson (TV "Pzazz101," National Tour : If You Give A Pig A Pancake), Anthony Gaskins (Film Inside, A.R.T's Paradise Lost), Chris Myers (Classical Theatre of Harlem's Macbeth, Atlantic Stage's As Himself / 10x25), Reynaldo Piniella (TV: "Law & Order: SVU," "NYC 22". Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Broken City), Arie Bianca Thompson (Public's Henry V, Orpheus. Film: Wake Up Gone). Creative team includes: Roman Tatarowicz (Sets), Miriam Nilofa Crowe (Lights), Brandon Walcott (Sound), Caite Hevner (Projection Design)