Honey Brown Eyes at SF Playhouse
Two soldiers sit in their kitchens, where apparent domestic normalcy is constantly dogged by the threat of horror. Set during the Bosnian War, two former friends and bandmates end up on opposite sides of a bloody conflict. Inspired by a true story, this award-winning play shows how bonds formed through music flex and strain in an unrecognizable world. And how unlikely partnerships can emerge as one soldier faces his own brutality and the other his cowardice - all while they toast bread and eat sandwiches and perform the daily functions of staying alive.
Hailed for its edgy and intimate theater by the New York Times, SF Playhouse presents the west coast premiere of Honey Brown Eyes by Stefanie Zadravec, winner of the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play. Known for producing works by exciting up-and-coming playwrights, SF Playhouse chooses a repertoire that teases fear and hope out of the human experience, and looks at how each one can drive us toward our best and our worst.
September 20-November 5. 533 Sutter Street. Tickets are $20-50 at 415-677-9596 or sfplayhouse.org.