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The Jewelry Box

  • Altarena Playhouse 1409 High Street Alameda, CA, 94501 United States (map)

The Jewelry Box
with Brian Copeland
Two performances only!
Sunday, December 6 & 13, 7:00PM
Altarena Playhouse, 1409 High Street, Alameda

Altarena Playhouse is honored to welcome back Brian Copeland with his Christmas show, The Jewelry Box. After sold-out runs of The Scion and The Waiting Period earlier this year, Brian brings us into the holiday season with this hilariously heartwarming prequel to his hit show Not a Genuine Black Man.

In The Jewelry Box, a young Brian 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 store - six-year-old Brian sets out to earn the required $11.97 by Christmas Eve. Rife with references to 1970s Oakland, The Jewelry Box follows Brian’s adventures as he scours the “help wanted” ads, applies for jobs, and collects bottles, inching his way toward the perfect Christmas gift. After premiering in 2013, the show was an instant success, selling out performances and proving popular with audiences and critics alike. Join us at Altarena as Brian tells his enchanting tale just twice, December 6 & 13.