Not a Genuine Black Man Examines Race and Upbringing
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There is an alley directly across from the Berkeley Rep where you pick up your tickets. Just cross the street, walk down the alley and the theater is plainly marked and is on your right. Remember that this is NOT first come first served. The tickets are numbreed for the row and seat.Not a Genuine Black Man info • Apr 25 2014 star this tip starred
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As usual Brian Copeland is brilliant. I think this presentation which was his first is also his best. I must have been living hell to live in San Leandro then. It reminds of me the first black children who integrated southern schools.
Not a Genuine Black Man contains adult language.
“Copeland is a winning, magnetic performer who knows how to work an audience … 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
“Copeland’s ability to captivate an audience rivals many a celebrated solo predecessor from Ruth Draper to Spalding Gray to Whoopi Goldberg … Copeland is a genuine discovery.” —Los Angeles Times
“Engaging … Copeland knows how to spin a dramatic yarn.” —The New York Times
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