Venue Details

6194 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 26 members
Review from Robert M.

It was great to have the opportunity to see this show. It serves as a very serious reminder of the prejudices and hatreds that many people face on a daily basis, and shocking to think that it was right here in the Bay Area not that many years ago....continued

reviewed Jun 18 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Jan R.

The program was very moving. Not as much humor as I've heard from him before, very intense.

This is the first time I've been in A.C.T. since it was refurbished - seats were very comfortable, sight line is great, and the knee space is wonderful!!!

reviewed Jun 18 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Fizzydrink

This was a most fabulous show! Mr. Copeland is a master storyteller! This is an AWESOME piece. The venue was amazing as well!

reviewed Jun 18 2007 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“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

Description

In playwright Brian Copeland’s own words:

“In 1972, the National Committee against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, California a racist bastion of white supremacy. It was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. CBS News and Newsweek magazine covered the story. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings—and then we moved to town.”  

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