October 18, 2008

Brian Copeland Hits 500 Performances for "Not a Genuine Black Man"

Local San Leandro author, comedian, radio and TV host and performer Brian Copeland will mark another milestone next week when his solo show "Not a Genuine Black Man" has its 500th performance.

That show will take place at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Friday, October 24, 2008. "Not a Genuine Black Man" is scheduled to run through November 30, 2008.

Copeland is offering San Leandro residents and their guests tickets for half price when they identify themselves as San Leandro residents when they call 925-943-SHOW (7469) to order tickets.

The show will also benefit the CaroLena Foundation, a non-profit Copeland founded to promote diversity through art, performance, and scholarship. The foundation will award scholarships to help students pay for tuition and books and fund artists doing similar work.

Six shows are scheduled for the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning November 11, 2008. Tickets are available by calling 323-965-9996 or from www.plays411.net.

Copeland's solo show began at The Marsh in San Francisco more than four years ago. It tells the story of growing up black in San Leandro and its poignant story is familiar to anyone who has felt like an outsider. Copeland has performed the show throughout California and even off-Broadway in New York.

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