Not a Genuine Black Man

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About This Show

This funny, honest, and harrowing piece by award-winning actor, playwright, and talk show host Brian Copeland recounts the struggles Copeland faced growing up in what was declared one of the most racist suburbs in America. “In the current political climate, empathy seems to be a lost commodity. By showing people the world through the eyes of a bullied and lonely little African-American boy, I hope they will develop compassion for the demonized ‘other,'” says Copeland. Describing the show as “relentlessly introspective and disarmingly honest,” the San Francisco Chronicle says, “Copeland takes apart the false notion that black masculinity is some monolithic concept, in a way that has continued, unfortunately, to be relevant long after the show’s 2004 premiere.”

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 0min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: September 5, 2019 Final Performance: September 26, 2019

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