Not a Genuine Black Man: Longest-Running Show in Bay Area History at the Marsh Berkeley
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Geoff Hoyle's hit autobiographical solo show Geezer is a hilariously wistful look at growing old that's filled with the performer's trademark comic physicality. Known from his role as Mr. Sniff, the beloved clown of the Pickle Family Circus, and from his commedia dell'arte masterpiece Feast of Fools, Hoyle shines in this tour de force exploration of aging, which includes reminiscences of his English youth and subsequent days in America, along with musings on mortality and the meaning of life, especially when part of it is spent in a nursing home. Learn More
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- <em>Not a Genuine Black Man</em> has been a hit at venues around the Bay Area and beyond. See <a target="_blank" href="https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/not-a-genuine-black-man.html">Goldstar reviews</a> 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.” --<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>
- "Engaging... Copeland knows how to spin a dramatic yarn.” --<em>The New York Times</em>
- “Copeland's ability to captivate an audience rivals many a celebrated solo predecessor, from Ruth Draper to Spalding Gray to Whoopi Goldberg." --<em>Los Angeles Times</em>
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.