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Off-Market Theater
965 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
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Rated by 55 members
Andrea Laudate
Review from Andrea Laudate
Red Velvet 93 events 49 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
Vicky Gou
Review from Vicky Gou
Red Velvet 91 events 35 reviews

This is a lengthy show, and I appreciate how much Alicia works for it... but I found only bits of it funny. Perhaps I just had a hard time relating to her "search." Maybe I would have felt differently had I known what the chants meant... I don't...continued

reviewed Mar 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Lesly Ehrman
Review from Lesly Ehrman
Red Velvet 35 events 12 reviews

Very funny and poignant. Enjoyed the chanting prior to the event. She was great at acting out all of the different people and engaging the audience.

reviewed Apr 14 2010 report as inappropriate
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“Goofy, messy and fun.” —_SF Weekly _
Visit the web sites of Alicia Dattner and director Katie Rubin.


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.

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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