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Goldstar Member
Very casual; no problem
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Goldstar Member
I think $7 in the adjacent lot is a bit pricey.
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Goldstar Member
The A/C goes on/off pretty regularly; bring a jacket
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Joseph Powell
We actually paid $5, which was perfect. Maybe it depends on the time.
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Goldstar Member
There are snacks, beer, wine & soft drinks available at the consession stand
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Selma
The parking is easy and reasaonably price!!
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25 reviews
45 stars
attended Sep 16 2009

Brian Copeland is a great storyteller, and there's nothing more riveting to me than listening to first-hand stories. His tales were replete with bitter truths and... continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 17 2010

Bryan Copeland is a great story-teller, but some of his stories could have been shortened considerably. I love theatre, attend a LOT of theatre, and usually enjoy it. ... continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 30 2009

It was great!!!!! Am telling everyone to buy tickets to see this remarkable man.

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Website

http://briancopeland.com/

Quotes & Highlights

Not A Genuine Black Man’s most recent run, at San Francisco’s Off-Market Theatre, won Goldstar’s Roar of the Crowd award.
“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

Description

Not a Genuine Black Man was written and is performed by Brian Copeland and directed by David Ford.  Brian Copeland’s first solo show, Not a Genuine Black Man, has been so successful it has also been turned into a book which was released in paperback last year.  Now, by popular demand, the show that opened the Hayworth three years ago is returning to move audiences once again during a time when race and perception is once again at the forefront of America’s consciousness.

Broadway is calling this multi-talented genius Copeland’s tour-de force, revealing a little-known chapter of Bay Area history. In 1971, a major national magazine named San Leandro as one of the most racist suburbs in America, resulting in congressional hearings.  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, Copeland explores how surroundings make us who we are.