Venue Details

1853 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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Reviews & Ratings

26 ratings
4.5 average rating
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101 events
53 reviews
72 stars
attended Jun 18 2007

It was great to have the opportunity to see this show. It serves as a very serious reminder of the prejudices and hatreds that many people face on a daily basis, and shocking to think that it was right here in the Bay Area not that many years ago....continued

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15 reviews
23 stars
attended Jun 18 2007

This was a most fabulous show! Mr. Copeland is a master storyteller! This is an AWESOME piece. The venue was amazing as well!

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 18 2007

A wonderful night at the ACT. Brian Copeland has it all - great presence, a wonderful way of speaking and truly touching stories to which many of us can relate. This is a must-see performance.

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Website

http://act-sf.org/index.cfm?s_id=&pid=tkt_brn

Quotes & Highlights

“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

Description

In playwright Brian Copeland’s own words:

“In 1972, the National Committee against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, California a racist bastion of white supremacy. It was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. CBS News and Newsweek magazine covered the story. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings—and then we moved to town.”