NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN
“Copeland’s ability to captivate an audience rivals many a celebrated solo predecessor from Ruth Draper to Spalding Gray to Whoopi Goldberg…
Copeland is a GENUINE discovery.”
- LA TIMES
"Copeland's blend of comedy and pathos is easily digestible by black and white audiences alike; he could potentially become the next Cosby."
“…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
Tue, Nov 11 – Wed, Nov 26
Tues, Wed 8 pm
$20 Tues, Wed
Special Show Info
Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.
Hudson Guild Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Special Theatre Info
Brian Copeland's first solo show, NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN, reveals a little-known chapter of Bay Area history. In 1971, San Leandro was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. Congressional hearings were held. The next year, the then eight-year-old Brian Copeland and his African-American family moved to San Leandro. In a monologue that's both funny and poignant, Brian explores how surroundings make us who we are.
Come see what all the shouting is about.