In this hilariously heartwarming story, a prequel to Copeland’s hit solo show Not a Genuine Black Man, a young Brian heads to the “mean streets” of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present. When he finds the perfect gift – a jewelry box in the White Front store – six-year-old Brian sets out to earn the required $11.97 by Christmas Eve. THE JEWELRY BOX follows Brian’s adventures as he scours the “help wanted” ads, applies for jobs, and collects bottles, inching his way toward the perfect Christmas gift.
Proof of vaccination including one booster is required to attend in-person shows. The front of house staff will check your ID and vaccination card upon arrival to the theater. Everyone must wear a mask while inside the building.
Opening Night: December 16, 2022
Final Performance: December 17, 2022