Saturday April 14, 2012 / 5:00pmThe Waiting Period
How was your experience?
I first saw Copeland's "Not a Genuine Black Man" about six months into its run, and loved it so much that I wound up seeing it 2 more times. "The Waiting Period" is not quite as polished yet as "Genuine," but I get the sense that it's still developing (apparently it's already been cut down from 2 hours with an intermission to 75 minutes with no intermission). This is a very affecting tale about Copeland's own battle with depression -- I heard lots of sniffling during certain parts of the show, as audience members were moved to tears -- but because it's Copeland, it's also funny as hell. "You'll laugh, you'll cry" is a cliche, but in this case it's also true.