Venue Details

Off-Market Theater
965 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
917-363-9646
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 55 members
Review from Elizabeth H
Red Velvet 107 events 68 reviews

Energetic, warm, reminded me of my travels; she is charming, funny and lovable.

reviewed Jan 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea Laudate
Red Velvet 73 events 43 reviews

I enjoyed the show. Polling the audience for laughter was a bit old. I had read the book and also have gone to India so a lot of what she was talking about hit home. I had lots of smiles and a number of really good laughs.

reviewed May 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Dunn
Red Velvet 105 events 41 reviews

I liked the show and had a lot of belly laughs. Alicia is a talented performer and gives her all in this performance. I would recommend it for those who are looking for a light fun show about different cultures - like Jewish and Indian, and...continued

reviewed Mar 24 2010 report as inappropriate
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Event Website

http://aliciadattner.com

Quotes & Highlights

“Goofy, messy and fun.” —_SF Weekly _
Visit the web sites of Alicia Dattner and director Katie Rubin.

Description

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.

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