The Marsh San Francisco Presents "Not a Genuine Black Man"

Event has passed (Sat Nov 4, 2017 - Sat Nov 18, 2017)
The Marsh Theatre - San Francisco
$25 - $100
Theater / Performance Arts


The Marsh San Francisco announces "Not a Genuine Black Man," the longest running solo show in San Francisco theater history by award-winning actor, playwright, and talk show host Brian Copeland, will extend with performances in November at The Marsh due to popular demand. This funny, honest, and harrowing piece recounts the struggles Copeland faced growing up in what was declared one of the most racist suburbs in America. In 1972 The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro a “racist bastion of white supremacy,” becoming the subject of features on CBS News and Newsweek among other national outlets. As the US Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings, Copeland’s family moved to town – where they faced astonishing and humiliating harassment and isolation.

For tickets ($25-$35 sliding scale; $55-$100 Reserved Seating) or more information, visit or call 415-282-3055 (Monday through Friday, 1-4pm).


  1. The Marsh Theatre - San Francisco 1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA