Modern Girl's Guide To Enlightenment ONE LIFE STAND Comes to Marsh Berkeley Cabaret

Modern Girl's Guide To Enlightenment ONE LIFE STAND Comes to Marsh Berkeley Cabaret

Alicia Dattner (The Oy of Sex) shares her modern girl's guide to enlightenment and other disorders, with her standup comedy show One Life Stand. Coming to The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret this August with her ukulele, Dattner will share everything from how to floss sexy, how to tell if you love a love-avoidant, how to spot a narcissist in the wild, and how to win at heteronormative dating. She also muses on which Amazon to save, drinking at yoga, sleeping while meditating, nonduality in bed, and accidental enlightenment. Dattner's all-encompassing guide, One Life Stand, will be presented August 17-September 29, 2018 with performances 8:00pm Friday and 8:30pm Saturdays at The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).

Alicia Dattner (Playwright/Performer) is an award-winning comedian who has performed throughout the world, including Hollywood, Hawaii, Bali, New York, Bombay, and London. She began performing stand-up at the age of 18, appearing often at The Marsh's Mock Café. Since then, she has been mentored by and performed with many talented comedians including W. Kamau Bell (HBO, FX, CNN), Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers), and Bill Santiago (Comedy Central), and been seen at leading national comedy clubs including The Punchline, Cobb's Comedy Club, The Improv, Gotham Comedy, and Ha. She has played alongside luminaries including Ali Wong, Moshe Kasher, Maria Bamford, and many more.

Dattner has also has published the hilarious self-help book Getting Shit Done, and started a circus called The Latest Show on Earth, which toured nationally. Dattner's acclaimed solo shows also include The Oy of Sex and The Punchline, and their extended runs have garnered her many awards and accolades, including Best Comedian in both the SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian. The Oy of Sex premiered Off-Broadway at The Bridge Theater and was listed three weeks running in The New York Times Comedy Section. It was a hit at The Marsh where it enjoyed an extended run in 2013-2014, followed by her well received Eat, Pray, Laugh! which had audiences laughing through an extended run in 2017.

Tom Bentley-Fisher (Director) has been the artistic director of five professional theatres, has directed over 100 productions at theatres across Canada, Spain, and the U.S., and has taught his approach to movement and acting in universities, theatre schools, and studios throughout North America and Europe for over 30 years. Early on, Fisher developed a reputation for developing and staging physically evocative world premieres for some of Canada's finest playwrights, as well as the premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's The Oldest Profession.

The Marsh is known as "a breeding ground for new performance." It was launched in 1989 by Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman, and now annually hosts more than 600 performances of 175 shows across the company's two venues in San Francisco and Berkeley. A leading outlet for solo performers, The Marsh's specialty has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "solo performances that celebrate the power of storytelling at its simplest and purest." The East Bay Times named The Marsh one of Bay Area's best intimate theaters, calling it "one of the most thriving solo theaters in the nation. The live theatrical energy is simply irresistible."

Photo Credit: Morgan Schmidt-Feng

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