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The Jewelry Box by Brian Copeland
The third solo play of the season, featuring Brian Copeland and his holiday favorite
Brian Copeland Presents The Best of San Francisco Solo Series 2019/20 in partnership with The Marin Cultural Association
This December, the family-friendly Bay Area holiday favorite The Jewelry Box comes to The Marin Center’s Showcase Theater.
Performed by Brian Copeland, who has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “among the Bay Area’s most honest, thoughtful and eloquent storytellers,” and directed by David Ford, this hilariously heartwarming story follows a young Brian as he heads to the “mean streets” of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present.
When he finds the perfect gift – a jewelry box in the White Front Department store – six-year-old Brian sets out to earn the required $11.97 by Christmas.
Rife with references to 1970s Oakland, The Jewelry Box recounts Brian’s adventures as he scours the “help wanted” ads, applies for jobs, and collects bottles, inching his way toward the perfect Christmas gift.
“Copeland has created a Child’s Christmas in Oakland. As a super-storyteller, he inhabits all the roles. If he can survive those youthful years, and emerge with humor and wit and love, we can, too. I, for one, will never forget what the young Brian understands at the end, a realization that comes from that $11.97 jewelry box. Unforgettable. Hilarious. Inspiring.” By Barry Horowitz – Theatrius & SFBATCC Theatre Critic
For tickets or more information, visit the Marin Center website, or call the box office at (415) 473-6800 (open Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am-4:00pm).
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Brian always hangs out after to meet the fans
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
Free parking lots are located adjacent to all facilities.