Eat, Pray, Laugh!: Comedian Alicia Dattner's One-Woman Show
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The last date listed for Eat, Pray, Laugh! was Wednesday May 26, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Pritch
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I'd give this a 3.5 star rating, and I am a very tough reviewer. I took two women, one an avid fan of "Eat, Pray, Love", and the other determined to spend a year in India, and both loved it. Alicia puts herself out there and describes the good, the bad, and the funny of her adventure. The venue is a bit seedy, but no bad seats in the (small) house.
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This "serious" comedy presentation is not only hilarious, but thought-provoking. Avoiding cheaps shots, Alicia comments on the process of spiritual seeking with balance, great humanity, and a sense of the absurd. Her delivery is amazing and her...continued
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The show was hilarious!! My cousin and I were completely absorbed by her comedic storytelling skills..perfect for such an intimate setting! I would watch her again in a heartbeat :)
Alicia - thank you for sharing and bringing laughter to our night!
Quotes & Highlights
Due to overwhelming public demand, stand up comic and solo artist Alicia Dattner, winner of SF Fringe’s 2008 “Best Female Solo Act,” and who recently returned to the Bay Area after a world tour with stops in London and Mumbai, extends her award winning solo show Eat, Pray, Laugh! at the Off-Market Theaters.
Eat, Pray, Laugh!, directed by Katie Rubin, chronicles Alicia’s three-month solo trip across India in search of spiritual salvation – as fate would have it, the trip looks nothing like she imagined. From seductive French yoga teachers to scary Indian toilets, Alicia dishes on everything including the Italian fashion exporter with a Krishna fetish and mosquitoes the size of small ponies, to Chabad Jews on the Ganges and ultimately, the true meaning of mustaches and masala chai.
After a knockout world premiere run at this year’s SF Fringe, Alicia took Eat, Pray, Laugh! on the road and across the pond. Stops included London, England, as well as Mumbai and Tiruvanamalai, India, where she incorporated a spirited round of kirtan chanting with the audience into the performance. Each performance of Alicia’s newly revamped show comes complete with a complimentary and delicious cup of chai (tasty Indian tea) and prasad (an offering of sweets). Eat, Pray, Laugh! is part of the kick-off to Solo @ Off-Market in 2010.
A graduate of filmmaking and screenwriting at Hampshire College, Alicia has been performing standup for over a decade, sharing the stage with funny, talented comics such as Bill Santiago, Eugene Mirman, Arj Barker, W. Kamau Bell, Vanda Mikoloski, and Amy Stiller. Alicia is a regular at Cobb’s Comedy Club and The Punch Line in San Francisco, and has performed at The Improv and the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, as well as Gotham Comedy Club in New York and Gut Rocking Comedy in London. Alicia has also published a hilarious self-help book, Getting Shit Done, and started and ran a circus called The Latest Show on Earth which toured nationally. She is a creativity coach, laughter yoga teacher, and transformational workshop leader. http://www.aliciadattner.com
Katie Rubin received her MFA in Acting from UC Davis and earned her BA in Theater and Dance at Amherst College; Her first solo show, Insides OUT! received a nine week production at The Sacramento Theater Company in March and April of 2006.