The critics rave:
“It’s bound to become a classic, a time capsule, celebrating a time that is long gone in the East Bay, in an age of innocence at Christmas.” - REGARDING ARTS
“If you're having trouble picking out a gift for Mom, Brian Copeland's "The Jewelry Box" at the Marsh might be a good place to start.” - Robert Hurwitt, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Actor and playwright, Brian Copeland (Moreau Catholic High School '82), will be performing "The Jewelry Box" on Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Teves Theatre at Moreau.
Brian Copeland’s new Christmas solo show, “The Jewelry Box,” is currently enjoying a critically acclaimed run at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco.
The play will be coming to Moreau Catholic High School for a very special, exclusive event! This will be your only opportunity to see this gem without driving to San Francisco. This event will provide a meaningful way to gather family members and friends (recommended age 12 and up) during the holiday season.
The story is a Christmas memoir and prequel to Copeland’s first acclaimed solo play, Not A Genuine Black Man, the longest running one-man play in San Francisco Theater history!
The Jewelry Box is about a very special Christmas when Brian was six years old while living in East Oakland in 1970. He decides to buy his mother a jewelry box from the Old White Front Store on Hegenberger Road. He has three weeks until Christmas Eve to find a way to earn $11.97 for this special gift. Follow Brian along the streets of 1970 Oakland as he deals with the times while he tries to achieve his goal.
Tickets are on sale now, click here. Or get tickets by phone 24/7, call: 1-800-838-3006.
About Brian Copeland
Brian Copeland is a person who defines the term “versatile performer.” This actor, playwright, author, comedian, television/radio talk host and commentator has basked in the glow of both public and critical acclaim for years. Copeland’s unique ability to hilariously cut to the heart of some of our most serious social and political problems has earned him spots as the opening act for such diverse artists as Bill Cosby, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Donna Summer, Peabo Bryson, Al Jarreau, Ringo Starr, Manhattan Transfer, Dana Carvey, Kevin Pollack, Rick Springfield, Lionel Richie, Lou Rawls, George Benson, Patti La Bell, Etta James, Gregory Hines, The Righteous Brothers, The Temptations, and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
He has appeared at venues from Off Broadway to Constitutional Hall in Washington DC to the Universal amphitheater in Hollywood to Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, as well as clubs, colleges, and concert halls across America.
Brian’s previous plays include Not a Genuine Black Man, and The Waiting Period. His next piece, The Scion, dealing with the infamous Santos Linguisa Factory murders, opens in The Marsh in San Francisco on February 1.