Brian Copeland's Off-Broadway Smash Not a Genuine Black Man
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The last date listed for Not a Genuine Black Man was Wednesday February 24, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at The Hayworth Mainstage Theater:
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Reviews & Ratings
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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. Have to say I got bored by the lengthy tales that I know all too well. There were no surprises or revelations. Also, when he turned his head to represent another person in the narrative, it was hard to hear that person. Maybe I was just tired, but it was too long. I was saddened by the very small turnout. Bryan puts so much into his performance. Wish more had attended, but it has played a long time.
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
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.