Hype man Verb has been backing up front-man rapper Pinnacle since they were kids. Adding beatmaker Peep One to their group sparked a flame and now the interracial trio is flexing serious Hip-Hop muscle. But when an unarmed black teenager is shot by police, it forces the group to navigate issues of friendship and race. The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (HOW WE GOT ON), HYPE MAN asks: what does it mean to be an ally, and who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice?
by Idris Goodwin
directed by Ozzie Jones
January 25 – February 17, 2019
Tuesday - Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm
Running time: 90 minutes (there is no intermission).
MEET THE CAST
Carlo Campbell VERB
Kyle Glenn PINNACLE
Bianca Sanchez PEEP ONE
Idris Goodwin Playwright
Ozzie Jones Director
Apollo Weaver Set Designer
Melissa Dunphy Sound Designer
Angela Myers Lighting Designer
Natalia de la Torre Costume Designer
Larry Fowler Composer
Emily Schuman Properties Designer
Jess DeStefano Production Manager
Tom Helmer Stage Manager
Kate Henderson Assistant Stage Manager
John Kolbinski Audio Technician
PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE of HYPE MAN January 24, 2019 @ 7pm
To Benefit a Local Nonprofit Community Partner (TBD)
On Sundays during the run of HYPE MAN, we are presenting post-show speakers who are connected with the themes of the production. Additional information will be announced shortly.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, feature informal discussions with the artists and complimentary coffee from Rival Bros. and treats from Insomnia Cookies.
Discussions occur after every other performance during the run (beginning January 25). These will be facilitated by local community members to foster conversation after the show, connecting the themes and events of the play to our larger community.
PARENTS’ DAY OUT!
Drama for you + Drama free for your kids!
Presented by InterAct Theatre Company & Creative Caretakers
Sunday, February 10, 1:30 – 5:00 pm -- for only $25,
Get 3 & 1/2 hours of theatre-themed fun for your kids from Creative Caretakers, while you take in a matinee!
There will be a drama party at The Drake, for kids ages 3 and up
(children must be potty trained)
(additional siblings only an extra $10 each)
Creative Caretakers will provide fully licensed caretakers (who also happen to be artists!). To learn more about their services, go to: https://www.mz-initiative.org/creativecaretakers or their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/creativecaretakers
To reserve, please contact Amber Emory at Creative Caretakers, via email.
Availability is limited! RSVP Today!
Parents’ Day Out is sponsored in part by PNC Arts Alive.