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The Actor's Rap!, written, produced, and directed by Obie Award winner J Kyle Manzay, is an outrageous new comedy. The hip-hop infused comedy, where pop culture meets satire, examines the downward spiral of an African-American actor who begins to lose roles - and a girlfriend - to a famous rapper-turned-actor. Fed up, the play's protagonist takes matters into his own hands hatching a plan to kidnap his rival (the rapper) by calling upon his classically trained actor buddies to help him pull off the caper. What ensues next is a hilarious sequence of events sure to leave audiences in stitches. What stars are saying about The Actor's Rap!: "It's one of the greatest ways of telling the story of rappers turned actors." -- Common (Rapper/Actor) "The Actor's Rap!" is deliciously smart, thought-provoking, and wickedly hysterical" -- Tracie Thoms (CBS's Cold Case, Rent) "The Actor's Rap!," was genius on many levels" -- Malik Yoba (Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?) "The funniest play I've seen in years. I couldn't stop laughing." -- Wendell Pierce (HBO's The Wire) "The Actor's Rap! is art imitating life. Don't miss it for the world." -- Anthony Mackie (8 Mile) "The Actor's Rap! will have you laughing out as it tickles your intellect and encourages your creative spirit. It's new wave Hip-Hope." -- Mel Jackson (Soul Food, Deliver Us From Eva)

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Baruch Performing Arts Center, Off-Broadway