Not a Genuine Black Man: Longest-Running Show in Bay Area History
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The last date listed for Not a Genuine Black Man was Saturday April 13, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from linda sims
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This show ran 700 times to largely sold out shows. I am not the first to recommend it.
Strong show. I prefer to laugh than to learn, but there were laughs. I am glad I didn't have to learn more about prejudice the hard way.
Quotes & Highlights
- In addition to the Marsh in San Francisco and Berkeley, the show was also a hit with Goldstar members in its run at the American Conservatory Theater.
- "Copeland is a winning, magnetic performer who knows how to work an audience ... 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
- “Copeland’s ability to captivate an audience rivals many a celebrated solo predecessor from Ruth Draper to Spalding Gray to Whoopi Goldberg ... Copeland is a genuine discovery.” --Los Angeles Times
- “Engaging ... Copeland knows how to spin a dramatic yarn.” --The New York Times
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