Danny Hoch at Wolf Trap? At first is sounded like a joke. In name alone, Hoch’s one-man stage show, “Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop,” seems ill-suited to a venue known as “the Barns.” Hoch (pictured) grew up in Queens writing graffiti and listening to rap, so the people that he portrays in “Jails” all have a gritty New York feel. But the appeal of his performance art is no more limited to urban audiences than Wolf Trap is a rural farmhouse packed with redneck farmers looking for a hoedown. Hoch, a Jewish b-boy who went from performance-art training in New York and London to running conflict-resolution workshops in prisons to touring with his own show, understands that common folk are usually anything but. He loves to portray different races, dialects, and physical types, but each of Hoch’s characters is more than a skin color and a funny accent. Hoch turned down a role in a Tarantino film because its script referred to “Mexican whores” and refused to play a cartoonish Latino pool boy on an episode of Seinfeld. Further evidence of Hoch’s integrity lies in the complex personalities he channels—like Victor, a crippled Puerto Rican looking for love outside his physical therapist’s office, and Flip, a white Montana teenager who fantasizes about being Tupac (“I mean…he’s dead. But at least he went out like a true thug nigga”). Hoch performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, at the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $20. (703) 938-2404. (Neil Drumming)