HYPE MAN: a break beat play

Written by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Shawn LaCount

Presented by Company One Theatre
South End / BCA Plaza Theatres
1/26/18 - 2/24/18


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. The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (HOW WE GOT ON), HYPE MAN asks us: who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice?

Approximate Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.