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Hype Man: A Break Beat Play Begins Performances at InterAct Theatre Company

Carlo Campbell stars in this production of Idris Goodwin's hip-hop play.

Carlo Campbell stars in InterAct Theatre Company's new production of Hype Man: A Break Beat Play.
(photo courtesy of InterAct Theatre Company)

Performances begin tonight of InterAct Theatre Company's new production of Idris Goodwin's Hype Man: A Break Beat Play, running through February 17 at the Proscenium Theatre at the Drake in Center City.

Goodwin's play is described as follows: "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. The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (How We Got On), 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?"

Carlo Campbell stars as Verb, with Kyle Glenn as Pinnacle and Bianca Sanchez as Peep One. Ozzie Jones directs.


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