Hype Man: A Break Beat Play

Hype Man: A Break Beat Play

Off-Broadway
Play
SYNOPSIS: 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. 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?

Directed by Kristan Seemel and Niegel Smith

Starring The Bats, The Flea’s resident acting company, including Tay Bass, Sonja Cirillo, Justin Jorrell, Matt Stango, and Shakur Tolliver

Show Times: Monday @7pm, Wednesday @7pm, Thursday @9pm, Friday @9pm, Saturday @9pm
Select Sunday matinees @3pm and select evening shows @7pm

Tickets from $15

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  • Running Time: 75 minutes with no intermission
  • Playwright: Idris Goodwin
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