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'Scion' about clash between fed govt protection and those above the law, extends

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Playwright and comedian, Brian Copeland of San Leandro extends his one man documentary 'Scion July 19 through August 23, commenting on the slaughter of three local meat inspectors for the FDA who tried to sanction a San Leandro family business called the Santos Linguisa Factory. The childhood bully had at one time run for mayor in San Leandro and ended life picking up 100 pounds in prison and dying unrecognizeable.

Copeland rises to new heights in this dramatic departure, not about himself personally but about the place and times he lives in. For a review and video click here.

It's about those who think they are above the law, a result of private, family-based privilege. A scion, Copeland explains, is the offspring and presumed heir of the famous so Copeland calls his solo delivery about this true story 'Scion' with a sense of mirth. The man after all is a comedian suffering from depression, or as he calls it, the demon.

Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street.

For tickets ($30-$35, $60-$100 reserved seats) the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

There are a myriad of eateries and ethnic shops in the Mission near the Marsh. It's bikeable as well as BARTable. Parking is available at New Mission Bartlett Garage, 21st St. between Mission and Valencia.

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