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The Best of San Francisco Solo Series 2024 Season
San Leandro Community Library Center - Carnegie Lecture Hall
San Leandro, CA
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Date
Nov 27, 2023 1:00 PM



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General - SATURDAYS AT 7 $300.00 ($319.49: w/service fee) Sales Ended
SEASON TICKET FOR ALL 8 SHOWS
General - SUNDAYS AT 2P $300.00 ($319.49: w/service fee) Sales Ended
SEASON TICKET FOR ALL 8 SHOWS
 

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The Best of San Francisco Solo Series 2024 Season
Eight of the Bay Areas most critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and beloved solo shows are coming to San Leandro!

TICKETS ARE SEASON TICKETS. TICKETS TO INDIVIDUAL SHOWS WILL NOT BE SOLD.

The 2024 Season runs monthly on selects Saturday nights at 7 and Sundays at 2p Between February and December. The season ticket includes:

JOSH KORNBLUTH: CITIZEN BRAIN
February 24 & 25, 2024

Motivated by his stepfathers diagnosis of Alzheimers, Josh Kornbluth became a fellow at the Global Brain Health Institute, based at UCSF. While there, as he immersed himself in the study of brain disease, Josh began to wonder if our society was suffering from a kind of political dementia. The discovery of an empathy circuit in the brain suggested a possible cure to our democracys malaise. Might a neurotic storyteller, who flunked every science class he took in college, spark a science-based revolution of empathy? And could Joshs mom ever admit that she needed him? Answers to these questions and morealong with some very silly neurology jokesare all to be found in Citizen Brain!

Miraculous, fitting, and hilarious. Highest recommendation ever!
Theatrius

DON REED: IN THE DMV
March 30 & 31, 2024

NPR award-winning storyteller Don Reed takes on nine characters who experience the pre-judgments made on age, class, race, physical ability, gender, and more in a series of monologues and dance sequences ranging from the laugh-out-loud funny to the moving to the dangerousall set in Americas melting pot, the DMV. The show was hailed as Hilarious! Amazing! The most fun youll ever have at the DMV by KQED.

Don Reed is soooo good that if you caught Can You Dig It? or his other shows, youll be back for more You know these characters and in the diasporic crapshoot thats the DMV, you are these people. Thats the great gift of Don Reedand of killer actors in general, and good solo performers in particular: paying attention enough to embody some truth and bring it back home for all of us.
Stark Insider

ADAM STRAUSS: ADAM STRAUSS IS NOT UNHAPPY
April 27 & 28, 2024

Adam Strauss suffered from debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder. After treating his OCD with psychedelics (a journey chronicled in his show The Mushroom Cure), his life is much, much better.

Yet somehow, things still dont feel quite right.

Adam Strauss Is Not Unhappy is a new comedy about mental illness, addiction, love, loneliness, crying on dance floors, and dancing at funerals. But really, its about being human and trying to grow and change even though a big part of you doesnt want to and your life is pretty good as is.

Strauss mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain
The New York Times

BRIAN COPELAND: GRANDMA & ME: AN ODE TO SINGLE PARENTS
May 25 & 26, 2024

In 1979, Brian Copelands mother died suddenly, leaving behind 5 children for his 57-year-old grandmother to raise alone. 22 years later, Brian finds himself in the same predicament when the end of a marriage leaves him alone with his three kids. Through laughter and tears, he compares and contrasts trials of single parenting in the 1970s and the dawn of the 21st century as he tries to answer the question What does it truly mean to be a father?

Hits that sweet spot between funny and moving [Copeland is] a preternaturally gifted entertainer and storyteller with a deep well of empathy at his core.
Jim Munson, Broadway World

LAURA JANE BAILEY: SUPER SECRET SUPER POWER
September 28 & 29, 2024

Laura Jane Bailey (The Paris Effect, 2022) returns to San Leandro with her new solo show Super Secret Super Power, the hilarious and heartbreaking origin story of how one average, ordinary girl realizes she has a mind-blowing new power. What an unbelievable gift!! Or is it? Learning to live life with this super secret forces her to deal the big, weighty issues of lifesex, violence and margaritas.

Laura Jane Bailey is winning and wonderful.
ArtsSF

KATHRYN KEATS: THE HUMMINGBIRD
October 26 & 27, 2024

In the early 80s, Kathryn Keats was a promising young musician and performer who had performed Off-Broadway and on television. But for nearly two decades she hid under an assumed identity because her boyfriends schizophrenia transformed him from a beloved music collaborator into a stranger with homicidal delusions. When he died, Keats began writing and performing music again. The Hummingbird follows her desperate attempts to save the man she loved and then her courageous efforts to save herselfthe show is a high wire musical ridetaking us into in a world where genius crosses the line to insanity and love becomes the enemy. Understanding, humor, inspiration and resilience are woven into the 15 characters of the show. The music and lyrics give voice to those asking; how do we handle our most difficult experiences and remain familiar to ourselves, changed though we are, how do we stay truly alive?

One of the best solo shows of the year
San Francisco Standard

TERESA DONAHOE: BORN AGAIN IN BERKELEY
November 23 & 24, 2024

In this new dramedy, Theresa shares the story about pulling into her churchs parking lot for the very first time only to be greeted by fired-up angry LGBT protesters dressed in drag. As a new born-again Christian, she wonders why her new church family is at the center of controversy. But its not until years later, after moving to the liberal Berkeley area, that she begins to unravel the surprising answers to her questions.

excellently paced slow burn of character development.
Marc Alexander, Theatre Teacher Talk

BRIAN COPELAND: THE JEWELRY BOX
Note special date/time: Thursday, December 19, 2024 at 7 PM

In this hilarious and heartwarming prequel to his hit show Not a Genuine Black Man, beloved actor-playwright Brian Copeland recounts two memorable weeks in his youth when he took to the mean streets of Oakland to buy his mom the perfect Christmas gift. Rife with references to 1970s Oakland, The Jewelry Box follows six-year-old Brians adventures as he scours the help-wanted ads, applies for jobs and collects bottles, inching his way toward the coveted present, a jewelry box at the Hegenberger White Front store.

Destined to be a holiday classic!
SF Examiner

The Jewelry Box is a gift in itself it glitters with bright comedy, sharply observed local color and deftly drawn characters as well as genuine warmth.
San Francisco Chronicle

Location

San Leandro Community Library Center - Carnegie Lecture Hall (View)
300 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577
United States

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Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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