https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/hype-man-2021/ Online event
64 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Music, Performing Arts, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
Called “Sharply directed, incredibly well-acted, and absolutely of-the-moment” by WGBH’s Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen, this reimagined version of C1’s production of Hype Man asks: who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice? The Elliot Norton Award-winning play by break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (How We Got On) follows a rapper, a beat-maker, and a hype man on the verge of making it big when the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager shakes the interracial hip-hop trio to the core and forces them to navigate issues of friendship, race, and protest.