Not a Genuine Black Man: Longest-Running Show in Bay Area History at the Marsh Berkeley
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The last date listed for Not a Genuine Black Man was Saturday September 24, 2011 / 5:00pm.
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Dan Hoyle brings his critically-acclaimed hit solo show The Real Americans to the Marsh in Berkeley. After the success of his previous plays Circumnavigator and Tings Dey Happen, Dan Hoyle turned his sights on America. Leaving the liberal bubble of the Bay Area, Hoyle spent 100 days traveling the country in search of a way to bridge the urban/rural political gap. His exploration of the matters that unite and divide the country is funny, poignant and insightful. He's toured the country with it, and it's enjoyed multiple long runs at the Marsh in San Francisco. Learn More
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- Not a Genuine Black Man has been a hit at venues around the Bay Area and beyond. See Goldstar reviews of the show's run at the Marsh San Francisco.
- “A beautiful mix of wry humor and heartbreak, indignation and inspiration, a singular story of extreme isolation that speaks to anyone who's ever felt out of place.” --San Francisco Chronicle
- "Engaging... Copeland knows how to spin a dramatic yarn.” --The New York Times
- “Copeland's ability to captivate an audience rivals many a celebrated solo predecessor, from Ruth Draper to Spalding Gray to Whoopi Goldberg." --Los Angeles Times
Brian Copeland's hit show visits his home turf in the East Bay. The longest running solo show in San Francisco history, the play reveals a little-known chapter of Bay Area history. In 1971, San Leandro was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. Congressional hearings were held. The next year, the then eight-year-old Brian Copeland and his African-American family moved to San Leandro. In a monologue that's both funny and poignant, Brian explores how surroundings make us who we are.