Not a Genuine Black Man
“Not a Genuine Black Man” is a solo play written and performed by Brian Copeland.
Both gut-wrenching and funny, Brian’s story of growing up in the 99.4% white town of San Leandro struck a deep chord in the Bay Area and beyond. What was scheduled to be a 6-week run at San Francisco’s iconic theater, The March, turned into the longest running solo show in San Francisco theatrical history. And it travelled. Copeland took it for an off-Broadway run and played to packed houses in 30 cities across the country. A best-selling memoir based on the show is required reading at several high schools and colleges around the country and the show is currently in development for television. Brian Copeland is an original voice, courageous and clear, funny and sharp, and never more important to listen to than right now.
Join Cloverdale Performing Arts Center for this very special event, one night only. Buy tickets online, in person at Mail Center, Etc next to the Arts Center, or at the theater before the performance if available. Take your ticket to Piacere Restaurant and enjoy a pre-show meal at a 15% discount!
Please arrive early. In respect for the performers and audience members, please allow enough time to be seated prior to the start of each performance.
Generously sponsored by:
Jack Fitzsimmons and Walter Gendell
Tod Hill and Peter McAweeney
Lee Hunt and Joan Meisel
Thomas King and Dobie Edmunds