OnStage In America: Honky
PBS and OnStage in America bring to the screen a fresh and provocative new comedy: Honky.
This no-holds-barred satire about racism in contemporary America was taped entirely onstage at San Diego Repertory Theatre under the direction of Don Roy King, winner of five Emmy Awards and director of NBC's Saturday Night Live.
Careers are ruined, wedding plans upended, and hypocrisy unmasked in this inventive, free-wheeling, and optimistic send-up of American race relations. A talented young cast tailor their performances for the TV cameras, turning this rollicking stage event into an extraordinary experience for television audiences. With the vexed question of racism dominating American headlines, Honky throws political correctness out the window, revealing the dark underside of commercialism and privilege. The results are sobering and hilarious.