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Three Brian Copeland Shows in Three Days!

The Waiting Period
The Scion
The Jewelry Box
Written & Performed by Brian Copeland
Directed by David Ford
June 30, July 1 & 2 | San Francisco
Mon, Tues, Wed 8pm | button

Brian Copeland is revving up to perform all four of his critically acclaimed shows for the entertainment industry in Hollywood.

To celebrate (and brush up) he’ll be performing three very special performances of the Waiting Period , the Jewelry Box and the Scion.

Make it a Brian Copeland week! Three shows in three days!

Individual Show:
$30 Open Seating – In Advance
$35 Open Seating – At Door
$60 Reserved Seating – Advance Sales Only

See ALL Three Shows:
$60 Open Seating – Advance Sales Only
$100 Reserved Seating – Advance Sales Only

The Waiting Period

This show is an unrelenting look at a ten-day period in Copeland’s life—the mandatory
ten-day waiting period before he could lay his hands on the newly purchased gun with which he planned to take his own life. Even in the midst of this tragedy, however, his wonderful sense of the comedy of life does not desert him (how much should he spend on the gun?), indeed serves him insidiously well as a buffer against the grim reality of his intention. Copeland hopes this very personal, and ultimately redemptive, story will reach people who struggle with depression—often called the last stigmatized disease—as well as their families and loved ones. Interspersed with interviews with other sufferers, the play, like so many Marsh stories, also offers outsiders an insider’s view, thereby expanding our understanding and, hopefully, our humanity. As critic Sam Hurwitt put it in The Idiolect: “It’s a play I’d strongly recommend to anyone who is now or has ever been depressed or who knows someone in that situation. But honestly, it’s such a strong piece that I’d recommend it just as heartily to anyone who’s ever been human.”

Monday June 30 | 8pm | 75 minutes
No intermission | Ages 14+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

The Scion

The Marsh presents a tale of privilege, murder, and sausage with the World Premiere of THE SCION, performed by award-winning performer Brian Copeland (Not a Genuine Black Man, The Waiting Period), written by Brian Copeland, developed by Brian Copeland and David Ford, directed by David Ford. In his third solo show, Copeland employs his razor sharp wit to explore the roles of privilege and government regulation in modern society. Using the events surrounding the infamous Santos Linguisa Factory triple homicide as a case study, Copeland examines the uneasy relationship between the law, and those who grow up believing they are above it. Delivered with Copeland’s signature style, THE SCION skillfully tiptoes the line between comedy and tragedy, adding a dash of humor to this riveting ripped-from-the-headlines subject matter. Copeland was most recently seen in his critically acclaimed one-man-show The Waiting Period, and broke the record for the longest-running solo show in San Francisco history with Not a Genuine Black Man.

Tuesday July 1 | 8pm | 75 minutes
No intermission | Ages 14+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

The Jewelry Box

In this hilariously heartwarming story, a young Brian heads to the “mean streets” of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present.  Presented as a workshop production to San Francisco audiences in December 2012, the show was an instant success, drawing larger audiences with each performance despite its under-the-radar profile.

Wednesday July 2 | 8pm | 70 minutes
No intermission | Ages 10+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

Artist Biography

Brian Copeland has been in show business since he first stepped on the comedy stage at the tender age of 18. Soon he was headlining clubs and concerts across the country and opening for such artists as Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Ringo Starr, and the Queen of soul Aretha Franklin, in venues from The Universal Amphitheater to Constitution Hall in Washington DC. Soon, Copeland branched off into television, appearing on comedy programs on NBC, A&E and MTV. He spent five years as co-host of San Francisco FOX affiliate KTVU breakfast program Mornings on 2 and two years hosting San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO’s Emmy Award winning afternoon talker 7Live.

In 1995, ABC affiliate KGO Radio premiered “The Brian Copeland Show”. 
It’s unique mix of talk and entertainment soon made it the most listened to program in its time slot. Copeland branched out into theater in 2004 with his first solo play, NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN. This critically acclaimed exploration of race and identity created an audience pleasing blend of laughter, tears and sociology that led to the show becoming the longest running solo play in San Francisco theatrical history. Successful runs in Los Angeles and Off Broadway and a bestselling book adaptation followed. GENUINE has been performed in over 30 cities across America.

Copeland’s other theatrical work includes THE WAITING PERIOD, a solo play about his lifelong struggle with depression and the Christmas play THE JEWELRY BOX, opening in November 2013.

Press & Media

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Show Info

Individual Show: $30 Open Seating In Advance | $35 Open Seating At Door | $60 Reserved Seating – Advance Sales Only
See ALL Three Shows: $60 Open Seating – Advance Sales Only | $100 Reserved Seating – Advance Sales Only

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