Not a Genuine Black Man: One Family's Move to America's Most Racist Town
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The last date listed for Not a Genuine Black Man was Monday June 18, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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A.C.T.'s acclaimed, music-infused adaptation of Dickens' beloved tale returns, in a sumptuous production that's become one of the Bay Area's favorite holiday traditions. A large, lively cast tells the story of lonely old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, a bah-humbuggy sort who's shown a second chance by four ghosts who visit him one spooky Christmas Eve. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, A Christmas Carol captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season, especially in this imaginative version written by A.C.T.'s own artistic director Carey Perloff and alumnus Paul Walsh. Learn More
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Featured review from Robert M.
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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. We need these reminders so that the little seeds of ill-will cannot grow; they will if left unattended. Mr. Copeland's courage in the telling of his story is to be commended.
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The program was very moving. Not as much humor as I've heard from him before, very intense.
This is the first time I've been in A.C.T. since it was refurbished - seats were very comfortable, sight line is great, and the knee space is wonderful!!!
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
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."