HYPE MAN: a break beat play
by Idris Goodwin
directed by Shawn LaCount
dramaturgy by Jessie Baxter
Limited Return Engagement to Support Company One Theatre’s New Play Development
“★★★★★… Hype Man is theater at its urgent, vital best. See it and see it again.” – DigBoston
Winner of 2 Elliot Norton Awards: Outstanding New Script and Outstanding Production
Frontman Pinnacle and his hype man Verb have been making Hip-Hop together since they were kids. Now that they’ve got top-notch beatmaker Peep One in the mix, the group is finally on the verge of making it big—until the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager shakes the trio to its core, and forces them to navigate issues of friendship, race, and privilege. Returning for THREE NIGHTS ONLY after acclaimed runs in Boston and Minneapolis, Hype Man asks us: who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice?