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Coming up on Forum:
Once dubbed "the city's brightest satiric star" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Charlie Varon is back with a new one-man show at the Marsh Theater. In "Feisty Old Jew," Varon plays Bernie, a grumpy 83-year-old who makes a massive bet that he can catch a wave in Bolinas. Varon joins us to talk about the show, and about his long career in Bay Area theater.
Writer and comedian Brian Copeland's latest play and third one-man show, "The Scion," recalls the 2000 shootings of USDA food inspectors at a San Leandro sausage factory. He used police reports and testimony to research his act, but puts a comedic spin on the gruesome crime. Copeland's first solo show, "Not a Genuine Black Man," recounted his upbringing in mostly white San Leandro and gained the actor wide acclaim. He joins us.
In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami triggered a meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. Three years later, we examine the state of the cleanup, its effect on Japanese politics, and the impact on marine life and the environment.