Venue Details

7 Star Starred
Osher Studio
in the Arpeggio Center 2055 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704
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70 events
53 reviews
94 stars
Parking is reasonable, it cost me $5.00 and there are two garages almost next door.
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70 events
53 reviews
94 stars
There is an alley directly across from the Berkeley Rep where you pick up your tickets. Just cross the street, walk down the alley and the theater is plainly marked and is on your right. Remember that this is NOT first come first served. The tickets are numbreed for the row and seat.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Not a Genuine Black Man"
31 ratings
4.7 average rating
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70 events
53 reviews
94 stars
attended Apr 24 2014

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.

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Joe
17 events
9 reviews
0 stars
attended May 01 2014

We loved the show. Brian put on a great performance. The venue was good. Access from BART was very good.

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24 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 24 2014

Great how, wonderful presentation.

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Description

Not a Genuine Black Man contains adult language. 

In addition to the Marsh in San Francisco https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/not-a-genuine-black-man and Berkeley https://www.goldstar.com/events/berkeley-ca/not-a-genuine-black-man, the show was also a hit with Goldstar members in its run at the American Conservatory Theater https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/not-a-genuine-black-man-1.

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