So You Can Hear Me: Solo Show From Poet & Teacher Safiya Martinez
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The last date listed for Safiya Martinez's So You Can Hear Me was Saturday August 24, 2013 / 5:00pm.
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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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I enjoyed her performance. She is very talented. Agree with another reviewer that it took a little bit to get into it. Seems like she found her rhythm as it went along. I then wish it had lasted longer. Her characters are very well done. I also wish it was more centered around her students with special needs. There was a bit but I thought there would be more. Overall, an enjoyable one hour at the Marsh.
Running time: 60 minutes, with no intermission.
This show is recommended for ages 16 and older because of strong language and sexual content.
So You Can Hear Me is a love letter to New York and voices from its public schools. The show is based on Safiya Martinez’s experience as a young 23-year-old who, flashing hubris like a 9mm pistol, was thrown into the South Bronx public schools to teach special education classes to middle and high school students after only three weeks of formal training. She considered herself a super-smart tough girl, a born and bred New Yorker, who could take the best the City had to throw at her.