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?

HYPE MAN

The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (HOW WE GOT ON)

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

Cast

Carlo Campbell VERB

Kyle Glenn PINNACLE

Bianca Sanchez PEEP ONE

Production Team

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)

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SPEAKER SUNDAYS

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

Coffee Conversations
On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, feature informal discussions with the artists and complimentary coffee from Rival Bros. and treats from Insomnia Cookies.

Audience Discussions
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

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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!

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Parents’ Day Out is sponsored in part by PNC Arts Alive.