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San Francisco – October 25, 2010 - Amid a flurry of parodies of the recent movie release of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, one notable piece stands out. It is the new solo show from comedian Alicia Dattner. After a knockout world premiere at the San Francisco Fringe Festival last year, Eat, Pray Laugh! blows into Northampton on November 14, 2010. Dattner, winner of the SF Fringe's "Best Female Solo Act" & "Best of the Fringe", brings her award-winning solo show to Northampton, fresh off an 18-week, thrice-extended run of the show in SF and a world tour with stops in New York, London, Mumbai, and Los Angeles. Dattner, previously a resident of Northampton and graduate of Hampshire College, is excited to return to the Pioneer Valley. The show's director, Katie Rubin, is a graduate of Amherst College.
NEA Dance Studios (On the top floor of the Fitzwilly's building)23 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
2:00 pm, Sunday November 14th 2010
General Admission $10, Students $8, Tickets can be bought at the door or here
Eat, Pray, Laugh!, directed by Katie Rubin, chronicles Alicia's three-month solo trip across India in search of spiritual salvation – which turns out to look 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.
The Northampton show will offer complimentary authentic Indian chai, and prasad (sweets).
Winner of the San Francisco Fringe Festival's Best of the Fringe and Best Female Solo Performer Awards for her first solo show in 2008, Alicia's turn to solo performance two years ago has gone well. She performed standup comedy for over a decade, sharing the stage with brilliant, talented performers such as Bill Santiago, Eugene Mirman, Arj Barker, W. Kamau Bell, Vanda Mikoloski, and Amy Stiller. Alicia has been 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 and Ha in New York and Gut Rocking Comedy in London. She also has published a hilarious self-help book, Getting Shit Done, hosted a show on Pirate Cat Radio, and started a circus called The Latest Show on Earth, which toured nationally. She is currently writing her third solo show. http://www.aliciadattner.com