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Hayworth Theatre presents Brian Copeland’s “Not a Genuine Black Man”
By Sentinel News Service
Published October 8, 2009

Hayworth Theatre presents Brian Copeland’s “Not a Genuine Black Man”

“Not a Genuine Black Man” was written and is performed by Brian Copeland and directed by David Ford.

Brian Copeland’s first solo show, “Not a Genuine Black Man”, has been so successful it has also been turned into a book which has garnered critical praise and is required reading in numerous high school and colleges.

Now, by popular demand, the show that opened the Hayworth three years ago has returned to move audiences once again during a time when race and perception is once again at the forefront of America’s consciousness.

Broadway is calling this multi-talented genius Copeland’s tour-de force, revealing a little-known chapter of Bay Area history.

 In 1971, fair housing advocates considered San Leandro as one of the most racist suburbs in America resulting in congressional hearings. 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, Copeland explores how surroundings make us who we are.

WHEN:Thru — October 21, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:00PM

WHERE:HAYWORTH THEATRE, 2509Wilshire Boulevard near Downtown LA

TICKETS: $25, Call 800-838-3006 or www.briancopeland.com

Categories: Music

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