Not a Genuine Black Man
Date: Wednesday May 31, 8:30 PM | Friday June 2, 7:00 PM | Sunday June 4, 5:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Due to mature language and scenes of domestic violence, this show is not recommended for children under the age of 14.
General Admission: $25
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price
Limited early bird tickets available until March 31 from $12.50
If you miss our early bird offerings, take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $70.00
Written and Performed by Brian Copeland
Developed by David Ford and Brian Copeland
Directed by David Ford
Technical Direction by Erich Blazeski
Artist InformationWebsite: http://www.briancopeland.com/
Work Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opdbMDIZNyY
In 1971, The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, California a 'racist bastion of white supremacy'. Newsweek magazine came to town. CBS aired a one hour television documentary. The US Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearing. And then, we moved to town. So begins Brian Copeland's solo play Not a Genuine Black Man. In this evening of laughter, tears and sociology, Copeland takes us through his upbringing as one of the only African Americans in a town that doesn't want his family there. It is an exploration of how our surroundings make us who we are that has become the longest running solo show in San Francisco theatrical history.