Big Pharma: An Expose' of "The Great Anti-Depression" Era
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Creator of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest-running solo show in San Francisco history, the multi-talented Brian Copeland mounts his third one-man production, The Scion, an incisively funny look at class inequality. With his razor-sharp wit, Copeland examines the events surrounding the infamous Santos Linguisa Factory triple homicide, in which the sausage dynasty's scion gunned down three meat inspectors as they attempted to enter the facility. Walking the line between comedy and tragedy, Copeland turns the microscope on the privileged few that believe themselves to be above the law. An author, comedian, radio and TV host, Copeland also recently starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in the film The Bucket List and is the creator of the critically acclaimed solo show The Waiting Period. Learn More
<p>“What's going on in media and especially on TV today is a betrayal of women and children needing anti-depressants,” says Los Angeles native Berry. “Big Pharma holds up a mirror to this media world and forces the audience to look at the human side of these advertisements.”</p> <p>Berry's reflection of modern day society juxtaposes tales of her own grandmother during the Great Depression: stories of women carrying white handkerchiefs, weakened by the anxiety of the time but depending on friends and family as opposed to the dependence of today's anti-depressants. However, by no means does Berry deny the legitimate uses of medicine for mental illness or the choices women make by taking prescription drugs. Rather, Big Pharma explores the softened regulations of drug distribution among doctors and the government as a fast solution to everyday feelings of sadness. It was the rise of drug consumption among her friends that led Berry to question their validity. </p>