The Wilbury Theatre Group presents ‘Hype Man: A Break Beat Play,’ the latest from celebrated break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin. Directed by Don Mays, and starring Wilbury artist Phoenyx Williams in the title role, ‘Hype Man’ asks: Who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice?
Frontman Pinnacle and his hype man Verb have been making Hip-Hop together since they were kids. Now that they’ve got top-notch beatmaker Peep One in the mix, the group is finally on the verge of making it big—until the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager shakes the trio to its core, and forces them to navigate issues of friendship, race, and privilege.
Go here for tickets. After the show? You will be within walking distance of TroopPVD and Riffraff Bookstore and Bar.
GA $38, ‘Hype Man’ runs Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 18, Wilbury Theatre, 40 Sonoma Court, (directions)