Best of SF Solo Series Al Letson: Summer in Sanctuary at Marin Showcase Theater


Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Time: 3:00pm

Phone: 415-473-6800

Marin Center and the Marin Cultural Association, in partnership with Brian Copeland, are thrilled to present the Best of San Francisco Solo Series. For the first time ever in Marin County, Brian Copeland will present six of the Bay Area's most critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and beloved solo shows for an exclusive run at Marin Center.

Every day in America, more than 7,000 students drop out of school. "Summer in Sanctuary" is an autobiographical narrative that chronicles Letson's summer working as a creative writing teacher at the Sanctuary on 8th Street, a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida. Letson challenges perceptions about race and class as he struggles to connect with the disadvantaged children of the Sanctuary. With Letson's natural gift for storytelling, "Summer in Sanctuary" opens the dialogue on America's dropout epidemic, while sharing the intimate story of a man's attempt to make a difference in the lives of a group of high-risk kids. Told through monologue, poetry, song, and sound-rich reporting, "Summer in Sanctuary" takes listeners beyond the statistics to reveal the unseen challenges and complexities facing students in communities across the country.


  • Individual $43
  • Full subscription $258
  • Senior/Student full subscription with valid ID $216

NOTE: Due to mature language and themes, this series is recommended for ages 15 and up.

Tickets available for purchase online, or by box office phone 415-473-6800, or in person at Marin Center Box Office located at 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903. Box office hours are Monday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm.

Additional Location or Other Information

Marin Showcase Theater is located at 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903.