For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 22, 2015
September 22, 2015
MARIN CENTER PRESENTS
San Rafael, CA—Marin
Center presents a new series of performances in the Showcase Theater featuring
two Bay Area luminaries, Armistead Maupin and Brian Copeland.
October 25, 7 pm
Armistead Maupin’s Logical Family
$40, $65 pre-show meet & greet / Showcase Theater
show book signing in partnership with Book Passage
and revered author Armistead Maupin presents his newest work “Logical Family”
for a special performance at Marin Center. In this witty and poignant new stage
presentation Maupin turns a keen eye on his own youthful (and stumbling) search
for family, love and authenticity. It’s a tale that leads from a repressive
boyhood in North Carolina to the Mekong Delta of Vietnam to a new life and
sexual salvation in 1970’s San Francisco. Funny, witty and wise, “Logical
Family” embodies the qualities that have already endeared Maupin to generations
was born in Washington, D.C., in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A
graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in
the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam.
worked as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before
being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. In
1976 he launched his groundbreaking Tales
of the City serial in the San
is the author of nine novels, including the six-volume Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener and Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries
starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first
three Tales novels. The
Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni
lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.
Friday, November 6,
Copeland’s The Scion
/ Showcase Theater
SCION (KQED’s Best New San Francisco Play of 2014) looks at the role of
privilege in society through the case study of Stuart Alexander, the 4th
generation owner of San Leandro’s Santos Linguisa Factory who in 2000
videotaped himself murdering three meat inspectors because he believed that the
rules didn’t apply to him. With his trademark humor and pathos, Copeland
explores how we decide who’s dangerous in society.
13, 8 pm
Brian Copeland’s The Jewelry
his third solo play, Brian Copeland takes us back to East Oakland of Christmas
1970 when, as a six year old he wanted to buy his mother the perfect gift...a
jewelry box from the White Front store on Hegenberger Road. The astronomical
price of the gift ($11.97) sends the child on a quest to raise the needed funds
by Christmas Eve. The journey through a gentler Oakland teaches the child (and
all of us) about the true meaning of Christmas.
multitalented comedian, writer, television host, talk radio host and
commentator has basked in the glow of both public and critical acclaim for
nearly a decade.
incisive, cutting-edge standup comedy material won him San Francisco’s
prestigious Cabaret Gold Award as well as top prize in the Monterey Laugh Off.
His 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 Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Al Jarreau, Ringo
Starr, Dana Carvey, Kevin Pollack, and Aretha Franklin, just to name a few.
quick wit and probing interview style earned him a position as co-host of San
Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU’s Mornings on 2. His biting social commentary
segment Copeland’s Corner appeared daily on KTVU’s Noon News prompting San
Francisco Examiner columnist Rob Morse to call Copeland ‘the best commentator
on television.’ This distinction led to a weekly national segment on NBC’s
long-running late night show The World According to Copeland.
work on television and stage soon caught the attention of San Francisco ABC
radio affiliate KGO,
which premiered The Brian
Copeland Show in 1995. It remains the most listened to program
in its time slot reaching over 100,000 listeners.
addition to his work in broadcasting and on the comedy stage, Copeland is a
serious writer with articles appearing in national newspapers and magazines.
single father, Copeland lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his children
Adam, Carolyn and Casey.
Tickets and information: www.marincenter.org
Marin Centerperformances have
delighted Bay Area audiences for over 26 years. The 2015-16 season will once
again spotlight acclaimed and celebrated entertainment from around the world.
As the major performing arts, events center, and fairgrounds in Marin County,
Marin Center serves the community by presenting and expanding a variety of
multi-cultural theater presentations, affordable rental venues, and
professional expertise. Bringing art, music, dance, and performance of all
kinds to audiences around the Bay, attendees also enjoy visiting the beautiful
Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium inspired by renowned architect Frank Lloyd
Gabriella C. CalicchioDirectorCounty of Marin
Marin County Civic Center3501 Civic Center DriveSan Rafael, CA 94903www.marincounty.org