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

Upcoming Performances

  • Sunday, September 22 7:30pm

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  • Tuesday, September 24 7:30pm

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  • Wednesday, September 25 7:30pm

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  • Thursday, September 26 7:30pm

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  • Friday, September 27 8pm

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  • Saturday, September 28 2:30pm

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  • Saturday, September 28 8pm

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  • Sunday, September 29 2:30pm

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  • Sunday, September 29 7:30pm

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  • Wednesday, October 02 7:30pm

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  • Thursday, October 03 7:30pm

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  • Friday, October 04 8pm

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  • Saturday, October 05 2:30pm

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  • Saturday, October 05 8pm

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  • Sunday, October 06 2:30pm

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  • Sunday, October 06 7:30pm

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  • Tuesday, October 08 7:30pm

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  • Wednesday, October 09 7:30pm

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  • Thursday, October 10 7:30pm

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  • Friday, October 11 8pm

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  • Saturday, October 12 2:30pm

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  • Saturday, October 12 8pm

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  • Sunday, October 13 2:30pm

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The whole show crackles with energy and feels propelled by beats
WBUR

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+
To learn more about this audience advisory, please call the Box Office.

by Idris Goodwin
directed by Jess McLeod

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Upcoming Performances

  • Sunday, September 22 7:30pm

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  • Tuesday, September 24 7:30pm

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  • Wednesday, September 25 7:30pm

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  • Thursday, September 26 7:30pm

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  • Friday, September 27 8pm

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  • Saturday, September 28 2:30pm

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  • Saturday, September 28 8pm

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  • Sunday, September 29 2:30pm

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  • Sunday, September 29 7:30pm

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  • Wednesday, October 02 7:30pm

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  • Thursday, October 03 7:30pm

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  • Friday, October 04 8pm

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  • Saturday, October 05 2:30pm

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  • Saturday, October 05 8pm

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  • Sunday, October 06 2:30pm

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  • Sunday, October 06 7:30pm

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  • Tuesday, October 08 7:30pm

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  • Wednesday, October 09 7:30pm

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  • Thursday, October 10 7:30pm

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  • Friday, October 11 8pm

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  • Saturday, October 12 2:30pm

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  • Saturday, October 12 8pm

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  • Sunday, October 13 2:30pm

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Upcoming Performances

  • Sunday, September 22 7:30pm

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  • Tuesday, September 24 7:30pm

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  • Wednesday, September 25 7:30pm

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  • Thursday, September 26 7:30pm

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  • Friday, September 27 8pm

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  • Saturday, September 28 2:30pm

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  • Saturday, September 28 8pm

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  • Sunday, September 29 2:30pm

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  • Sunday, September 29 7:30pm

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  • Wednesday, October 02 7:30pm

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  • Thursday, October 03 7:30pm

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  • Friday, October 04 8pm

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  • Saturday, October 05 2:30pm

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  • Saturday, October 05 8pm

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  • Sunday, October 06 2:30pm

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  • Sunday, October 06 7:30pm

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  • Tuesday, October 08 7:30pm

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  • Wednesday, October 09 7:30pm

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  • Thursday, October 10 7:30pm

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  • Friday, October 11 8pm

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  • Saturday, October 12 2:30pm

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  • Saturday, October 12 8pm

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  • Sunday, October 13 2:30pm

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Accessibility at Hype Man

Learn more about Hype Man: a break beat play with our Sensory Friendly guide.

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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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