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Hype Man

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking

About the show

This hip hop play dares to ask who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice. More…

A front man, hype man and beat maker are on the verge of hitting it big when yet another police shooting shakes them to the core.



November 20th, 2018
"Goodwin’s likable but overstuffed new show...Goodwin packs in a lot of ideas and not enough connective tissue, leading to abrupt transitions and a rushed feeling...Peep One feels especially underwritten...Goodwin does not fully explore the complicated relationship between a hype man and an M.C.,...
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November 20th, 2018
“Goodwin's script, though not an entirely airtight 75 minutes, goes a long way in describing the challenges white and black people face when having conversations about race...Seemel and Smith breeze over some of the gaps in the script; the characters' shifting allegiances and quickly resolved qua...
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November 21st, 2018
"’Hype Man’ benefits from an admirably tight structure, but its conclusion feels too glibly arrived at...If ‘Hype Man’ wraps up too easily, the issues that it poses are very real...Goodwin's characters are a galvanizing trio and they are guaranteed to give you plenty to think about. This is an im...
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November 21st, 2018
“Goodwin’s exhilarating drama...Goodwin’s vision is theatrical, his dialogue is sharp, and he crafts a clenching scenario...Visually and vocally Stango is utterly convincing as this popstar...With his mellow presence and beaming smile, Tolliver beautifully plays Verb...Bass, Tolliver and Stango a...
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