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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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16 events
5 reviews
4 stars
Dinner at Puccini And Pinetti always a good choice.
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9 reviews
0 stars
The balcony seats are REALLY high up.
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"Not a Genuine Black Man"
26 ratings
4.5 average rating
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105 events
53 reviews
72 stars
attended Jun 18 2007

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

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30 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 18 2007

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!!!

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15 reviews
23 stars
attended Jun 18 2007

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

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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


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.”