Not A Genuine Black Man

Southside Theater

Through Jun 4th


Join acclaimed author, radio host, stand-up comedian, and performer Brian Copeland for an evening of laughter, tears, and sociology as he reprises his mega-hit performance, Not A Genuine Black Man. Be part of theatrical and California history by attending the longest running San Francisco solo show ever performed.

With occasionally profane wit, Copeland takes audiences back to his childhood in 1970s San Leandro, CA, an East Bay community called “a racist bastion of white supremacy” by the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing  in 1971. Follow Copeland in his journey through life as one of the only African Americans in a town that doesn’t want them there. Enjoy a video preview of the show.

NOTE: This performance has strong language and is recommended for children ages 15 years and older. Absolutely no children younger than 12 years old can be admitted. Mature audiences only.

These performances by Brian Coleman are hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 25 – June 4 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features more than 100 performances by over 60 different artists, ensembles and companies. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details HERE.

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