Brian Copeland’s “Not A Genuine Black Man”

March 14, 2019

March 30, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The Actors Group Studio Burbank, 2813 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA

$40 plus fees

(818) 300-2885

Event Description

In 1971, The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, California a “racist bastion of white supremacy.” Newsweek magazine came to town. CBS aired a one-hour television documentary. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted a hearing. And then, we moved to town. —

So begins Brian Copeland’s solo play Not a Genuine Black Man. In this evening of laughter, tears and sociology, Copeland takes audiences through his upbringing as one of the only African Americans in a town that doesn’t want his family there. This exploration of how our surroundings make us who we are has become the longest-running solo show in San Francisco theatrical history.

The play has been performed in over 50 U.S. cities to date, including a prestigious run off-Broadway. It’s also the basis of a best-selling memoir that is required reading in several schools and colleges across the country. Now you can see the show at The Actors Group Studio Burbank.

Saturdays between February 2-March 30

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