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Not a Genuine Black Man 

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 11, 3:15 p.m., April 19-20, 3:15 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, 8:15 p.m., Saturdays, 5:30 & 8:15 p.m. and Sundays, 3:15 p.m. Continues through Nov. 2 2008
Price: $35

Standup comic Brian Copeland's one-man show about growing up in one of the first African-American families in San Leandro, having moved there the year after it was named one of the most racist suburbs in America in 1971, Not a Genuine Black Man became the longest-running solo show in San Francisco history in its two-year stint at the Marsh, followed by a successful Off-Broadway run and print adaptation as a memoir last year. Now Copeland's wry, touching monologue is back, playing Thursdays to Saturdays through Dec. 30 at the Lesher Center for the Arts. or 925-943-7469.

— Sam Hurwitt


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