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8 Star Starred
Osher Studio
in the Arpeggio Center 2055 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from peaches

Not to be missed!

reviewed Apr 30 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Dennis Roberts

As usual Brian Copeland is brilliant. I think this presentation which was his first is also his best. I must have been living hell to live in San Leandro then. It reminds of me the first black children who integrated southern schools.

reviewed Apr 24 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol

Great how, wonderful presentation.

reviewed Apr 24 2014 report as inappropriate
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Not a Genuine Black Man contains adult language. 

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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