After a successful run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Baba Brinkman brings his latest hip-hop comedy to the SoHo Playhouse. In it, he shines a light on free will, brain cells, and the science of consciousness. More…
See it if You want a fun way to learn a lot about your brain and how it works. Fun and engaging and very accessible yet seemingly well researched.
Don't see it if You hated Schoolhouse Rock or anything fun that snuck some learning in on you when you weren’t looking.
See it if you want to see the Neil deGrasse Tyson of Canadian white rappers break down a highbrow topic into a relatable lesson on how the brain works
Don't see it if you want to turn your brain off (which Baba points out is not literally possible) & take in an easy show that doesn't require your attention
See it if you want to learn while the presenter raps - he does an admirable job of presenting a lot of information in a relaxed and fun style.
Don't see it if you cling to every word - it is impossible to get it all due to fluctuations of the background music and a slight Canadian accent.
See it if Very entertaining rap songs, some of which have a bit of improv mixed in. Performer has audience shout things out/establishes great rapport
Don't see it if The "talkback" right before show ends could be trimmed/eliminated - he starts off with "how can I improve this show?"
See it if appreciate skill of rap, want to think while you're entertained, enjoyed HAMILTON, want 2 B conscious, like answering back. participation
Don't see it if dislike rap, Canadians, audio visuals, audience call outs, babies named Dillon, anything that rhymes with Dillon, don't want 2 B conscious
See it if you'd enjoy the world's only white Canadian who raps about science. Brinkman is one of a kind, and it's a lot to take in, but very cool!
Don't see it if you don't like rap or science, although this is relatively musical for rap, and what other theater piece teaches you about Bayesian logic??
See it if Baba Brinkman raps on the science of consciousness: prepare to be dazzled & entertained by both his written & freestyle raps. Deep and fun.
Don't see it if This is not a play in the usual sense but one man's exploration of the topic in rap with some video to help explain. Small scale, big punch.
See it if College seminar lecture on science's current understanding of consciousness via rap.Interesting thought experiments to illustrate his points
Don't see it if Science/facts annoy you. Dislike rap, esp. from a middle aged white guy.
Also Free ticket from Show Score.
See it if you're looking for something different. Masterful AND dizzying. Info is spewed in rapid-fire speed with no time to absorb & digest properly.
Don't see it if you wouldn't enjoy intelligent talk combined w/excellent rap. Content might go over your head @ the moment, but worth discussing afterwards.
See it if You are interested in a witty exploration of the conscious mind, and you enjoy intelligent rap.
Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows in small theaters with minimal staging, or if you do not like rap.
See it if You have even a passing interest in: Philosophy, neurology, metaphysics, rap/hip-hop. You want a show where you can engage with artist.
Don't see it if You heavily dislike any audience participation. Dislike rap/hip-hop.
See it if If you are interested in science told in another manner, which in this case is Rap, Very intelligently! This was my third time seeing him.
Don't see it if not a fan of rap or can't handle fast lyrics. If you are looking for a more traditional play or musical.
See it if You're the type to listen and absorb new unfamiliar concepts. Consciousness is what we all have and never thought about. Great experience
Don't see it if You don't like rap and don't want to have to think about what you're hearing.
See it if you want to satisfy your curiosity about rap shows; you're open to something different and can engage with a new format regardless of plot
Don't see it if you're not open to listening and thinking through what is being presented; you mind audience participation (even if brief)
See it if you like some science with your performance
Don't see it if you only walk the beaten path. There is nothing conventional or politically correct about this writing
See it if You need a break from plays&see something new.Not only it was entertaining but informative as well.Interacting wt audience shows his talent
Don't see it if You do not like rap, hip hop, science, psychedelic images, one man show, small intimate theater.
See it if one-man shows with a Canadian rapper who teaches you about life, consciousness, and brain science in a entertaining way really turns you on.
Don't see it if you don't like rap. Or perhaps you are a zombie with nothing inside your head.
See it if you like solo shows using rap to elucidate scientific topics (how neurons work, octopus consciousness vs a human) & enjoy multi-media shows
Don't see it if explanations of technical aspects of a healthy brain vs a vegetative state and/or "consciousness" are not your idea of live entertainment
See it if You like learning about the inside of your head/what makes us human. You like genuinely impressive freestyle rap & don't mind learning.
Don't see it if You dislike rap or how Canadians say "about," I guess? It's well worth your time otherwise.
See it if You are interested in neuroscience, intelligent rap lyrics, or simply a thought-provoking evening
Don't see it if you don't like single performer shows or require high production values
See it if you want to see a 39 white rapper from western Canada rapping intelligently & scientifically about consciousness. I kid you not!
Don't see it if you feel only black people should wrap or want a razzle-dazzle theater experience.
See it if You're interested in the science of consciousness and curious how it's captured by a 39 year-old white Canadian rapper.
Don't see it if You don't like audience participation, you don't like spoken word art pieces
See it if you want to hear a whole lot of theories about consciousness rapid-fire, but in a fun way.
Don't see it if you don't like rap or want a slower, more deliberate discussion of these theories.