Jovelyn Richards' Solo Play Come Home at The Marsh
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The last date listed for Jovelyn Richards' Come Home was Friday March 7, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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In this hilarious and heartwarming prequel to his hit show Not a Genuine Black Man, beloved actor-playwright Brian Copeland recounts three memorable weeks in his youth when he took to the "mean streets" of Oakland to buy his mom the perfect Christmas gift. Rife with references to 1970s Oakland, The Jewelry Box: A Genuine Christmas Story follows six-year-old Brian's adventures as he scours the help wanted ads, applies for jobs and collects bottles, inching his way toward the coveted present, a jewelry box at the local White Front store. Not a Genuine Black Man broke records as the longest running solo show in San Francisco history and brought Copeland critical acclaim as one of the city's most talented and engaging solo performers. Learn More
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Wonderful, moving performance that brought to light a number of social and cultural issues that are extremely important and need to be discussed. The characters that Jovelyn depicted came to life through her incredible acting skills and presentation.
The Marsh is proud to present the world premiere of Come Home, Jovelyn Richards’s new solo play about twenty-six black soldiers who leave their home in lynch-torn rural Arkansas to fight against Germany in the Second World War. There are thirteen survivors. Although the plot unfolds in the segregated South, Come Home is timeless in its evocation of how war and violence can change a community and its way of life, both for the men who return and the families who waited for them. Richards’ heroine is Donna Ray, a joyous young bride romping in the fields as the play opens, a resilient Mrs. D at its close. Despite much violence and tragedy, her optimism and love never fade.