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The Waiting Period Reviews

The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

127 ratings
4.5 average rating
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5 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

Honest, intimate portrayal of Copeland's struggle with depression. I hope his play does inspire others to reach out for help when feeling suicidal, as he states his "agenda" in this piece to be.

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330 reviews
74 stars
attended Jul 20 2012

Great show and proof that waiting periods are absolutely necessary.

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145 reviews
21 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

Wow! I expected a good evening, but this was so much better even than my expectations. Really funny in parts, really touching in other parts. Brian is just masterful at telling his story. Obviously highly recommended.

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linda sims
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21 reviews
47 stars
attended Mar 03 2012


A 5 star performance. Very strong.
( Skip it if you are suicidal.) I sighed a lot, and laughed a lot.

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12 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 11 2012

Brilliant, moving, funny. Brian has the ability to take you on an amazing private journey, and then make it simply - a human experience.

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10 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 09 2012

For people who dance with despair, this could be a life-saving show. The juxtaposition of sorrow and very dark humor is stunning. Mr. Copeland is a magician of mood.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 02 2012

Brian is a pioneer. The subject matter of depression and suicide is still taboo in this society. Why would anyone want to be so vulnerable, on stage no less? Brian's portrayal of his own struggle with depression and thoughts of suicide are both...continued

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437 reviews
75 stars
attended Mar 15 2013

Nicely done. Another great story by Brian Copeland.

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193 reviews
21 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

I have seen Brian as a stand-up comedian for many years and I saw his "Not a Genuine Black Man" play, where he was fantastic in that and I have seen him in his latest: "The Waiting Period". Brian is a super talented writer, comic, performer,...continued

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193 reviews
21 stars
attended Nov 15 2014

SUPER FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE!!!!!!! What else is there to say: Brian Copeland is an excellent writer and performer. He takes you on a tour that runs the gamut of your emotions and I mean all of them. You are left laughing, crying, cursing and...continued

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110 reviews
31 stars
attended Jul 28 2012

Copeland is one of the top ten solo performers in the city.

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97 reviews
34 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

This is the first time I've seen Brian Copeland perform, and I agree with the other reviewers-- he is amazing!

I should have read the description of the show, however, as I was not prepared for the subject matter. (The show was recommended to...continued

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70 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 18 2012

Beautifully written and painfully honest portrayal of a difficult subject. Moved quickly and was fascinated throughout. My only small criticism was that sometimes when Brian played certain characters his accent was hard to understand.

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21 reviews
24 stars
attended Aug 17 2012

Mr. Copeland delivers an entertaining and fun performance with a serious message. This show should be seen by all - especially teens 14 and over. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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19 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

Really liked the depth of this monologue. He shared his soul, but he told the story by making fun and making it seriously acceptable, and made the depth of it real through story. I am glad I went and was able to view him and his life. Knew him...continued

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12 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 28 2012

Brian's show was heart wrenching and funny at the same time. It was a great show and for anyone that knows someone with depression it really hit home. It was great !!!!

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 24 2015

Brian Copeland manages to address a dark subject with humor and grace. We were engaged the whole time. Still a few unanswered questions we would have loved for him to go into - if you're going deep, why not go all the way and talk more about how...continued

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7 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 06 2012

We saw his NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN, which was excellent, so we were expecting a lot. Very disappointed in his new play. Boring and not in the least funny.

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4 reviews
11 stars
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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

Both funny and profound. A fantastic performance.

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