Waiting period 920

The Waiting Period

The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

108 ratings
4.4 average rating
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3 reviews
68 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

This show was pretty entertaining. However, I thought it ended rather abruptly. Also, I had a hard time feeling too sorry for a guy WHO HAS 3 KIDS who would consider killing himself. Another minor criticism: not quite enough was made of the...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 28 2012

this venue is small intimate theater - perfect for this type of performance. brian is an amazing stage artist

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

Brian shared his experiences and thoughts about his depression. It was intense at moments and it was a great eye opener for many members of the audience. He also interjected appropriate humor within his dialogue to the relief of the audience....continued

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2 reviews
16 stars
attended Oct 20 2012

Brian's performance was touching and intense. It was a great show and great delivery. He has the ability to take you on a journey with him. Difficult content made easier with lots of laughter. Go see it.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

First time to the Marsh. Very human and inviting staff. Mr. Copeland couldn't have been better, so far as I'm concerned. Brought a little humor to "depression" and a lot of info. I thank him for his brilliant offering.

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23 events
2 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 07 2012

Great show! Very moving, yet funny.

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 01 2012

I have seen 5 times. Great to explain depression to others and what it is like for those of us that have depression. Not all serious, most funny!

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

I really enjoyed the performance!! The topic is so important too, and the playwright did not make it overly melodramatic or depressing, yet it was moving and very relevant. He's good at showing how suicide affects everyone, including family...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

I thought Mr. Copland's performance was absolutely fabulous! It was informative, funny at times, but most importantly it shed light on a very common form of mental illness often over looked, or taken for granted ! I'd highly recommend it to all...continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

Powerful and authentic. Brilliantly sprinkles life's comedic moments throughout a serious story of depression. I'd like to come back and bring a friend of mine who has been diagnosed with depression -- I think she feels lonely and this show may...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 02 2012

unsatisfying. I was curious about what brought him back "from the brink." Walking a labyrynth didn't seem plausible as the answer. what was the answer? it was unclear

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 10 2012

We enjoyed seeing this very much. Brian Copeland is extra ordinary. Well worth seeing

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 03 2013

A wonderfully moving and funny play. Really an amazing experience!

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1 review
11 stars
attended Sep 20 2012

Brian Copeland has another hit on his hands.

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 18 2013

Did very well with such a touchy subject. Can't wait to see more of his work.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Aug 25 2012

Four-and-a-half stars. Attended this solo--friends didn't want to see it--it would be "too heavy, too depressing, etc." Not the case. Serious subject matter presented in thoughtful, sometimes comical, informative way. Overall well written, only a...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 16 2012

Great performance. Very intense, personal and funny with an important message to those of us who suffer from depression and/or have loved ones who do. Highly recommend it.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Mar 02 2012

Great show! Very talented performer in a very intimate space. Highly recommended.

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1 review
17 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

Great show! Brian did a great job of giving us a glimpse into the life of someone who suffers from major depression. Heavy subject matter but I left feeling both enlightened and entertained. I'm very glad I went to the show and if you know anyone...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 06 2012

I found this play to be entertaining and thoughtful, funny and yet heart wrenching. Completely worth seeing.

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