Written and Performed by Alicia Dattner
Directed by Katie Rubin
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
90 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 15 and up
Tickets: $10-15 Sliding Scale
“Best Storyteller.” -New York United Solo Festival, Off Broadway
“Sold Out Show Award.” -SF Fringe Festival
“Goofy, messy, and fun!” -SF Weekly
Jewish princess seeks Indian guru for one life stand!
In this true-life story, Alicia leaves the safety of San Francisco for a three-month solo adventure across India, in search of spiritual salvation with the masters. From seductive French yoga teachers to scary Indian toilets, Alicia pokes fun at her Western monkey-mind irritations, including the Italian fashion exporter with a Krishna fetish and mosquitoes the size of small ponies, to the Chabad House on the Ganges, ultimately, discovering the true meaning of mustaches and masala chai.
Renowned kirtan musician, Mirabai Warkulwiz opens the show and sets the stage, joining Alicia in creating a total Jew-in- India experience of homemade chai and prasad (Indian sweets), a splash of delicious kirtan music (call and response Sanskrit music), and a lot of laughter.
Voted Best Comedian in both the SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian, Alicia Dattner has performed in Hollywood, Hawaii, New York, Bombay, and London, and she’s delighted to bring this epic show back home to the Bay where her heart is.
Alicia Dattner did her first standup set at the tender age of 18 and performed often at The Marsh’s Mock Cafe. Mentored by several talented comedians over the years, W. Kamau Bell (HBO, FX, CNN), Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers), and Bill Santiago (Comedy Central), she’s been knocking out audiences at clubs like The Improv, The Punch Line, Cobb’s, and Gotham Comedy Club, in Hollywood, Bombay, New York, and London. After a dozen years of doing standup, she’s now racking up awards for her humorous, insightful one-woman shows. Fresh from an sold-out run Off Broadway in New York this spring, Alicia’s shows and extended runs have garnered her a number of awards, including Best Comedian in both the SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian.
Mirabai (Kirtan singer) is trained in jazz and folk, and found the bhakti path in 2002. Mirabai has studied Indian music and kirtan with Jai Uttal, Sargam Shah and Krishna Das.
Katie Rubin (Director) has been toured her first comedic solo show, “Insides OUT!”, to venues across the country for 8 years and has been acting and performing ever since.