Hype Man: a break beat play

Tuesdays - Sundays

September 11–October 13, 2019

In the Victor Jory Theatre

Run Time: 90 minutes | There will be no intermission
The whole show crackles with energy and feels propelled by beats

Hip-hop artist Pinnacle and his back-up rapper, Verb, have been laying down tracks together since childhood. Add the skills of genius beatmaker Peep One and a TV appearance to the mix, and their group might finally have it made. But when local police shoot an unarmed black teen, Verb feels called to respond—raising questions about whether it’s the trio’s responsibility as artists to speak out for justice. A timely play about using your voice, filled with explosive energy and electric rhymes.

Audience Advisory:
Contains strong language and discussion of gun-related and racially motivated violence. Includes haze, fog, strobe effects and loud sounds.
Age Recommendations: 13+
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by Idris Goodwin
directed by Jess McLeod

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Speaking Out and Taking A Stand

Playwright Idris Goodwin reflects on his inspirations for Hype Man and why he’s excited to share it with Louisville audiences.

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