Tickets Available for Alicia Dattner’s New Stand-Up Show
This fall, award-winning comedian Alicia Dattner brings her new stand-up show, Are You Dressed for the Apocalypse?, to Marsh Berkeley. This hilarious work explores what’s so funny (or not) about climate change, Instagram and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Directed by Tom Bentley-Fisher, Are You Dressed for the Apocalypse? is raw, uncensored, apocalyptic, non-dual, post-feminist ukulele comedy at its finest. Are you dressed for the apocalypse? will run from September 17 to October 23, 2022 with performances at 7:00 p.m. Saturday and 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For more information or to order tickets (sliding scale $20-$35, $50 and $100 reserved), the public can visit www.themarsh.org.
Alicia Dattner (Playwright/Performer) is an award-winning comedian who has performed internationally, including in Hollywood, Hawaii, Bali, New York, Bombay and London. She started doing stand-up comedy when she was 18, often appearing at Marsh’s Mock Café. Since then she has been mentored 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 in major clubs of national comedy. including The Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club, The Improv, Gotham Comedy and Ha. She has performed alongside luminaries such as Ali Wong, Moshe Kasher, Maria Bamford and many more. Dattner also 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 earned him numerous awards and accolades, including Best Comedian in both SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian. The Oy of Sex premiered Off-Broadway at the Bridge Theater and charted three consecutive weeks in the comedy section of The New York Times. It was a hit at Marsh where it had a long run in 2013-14, followed by its well-received Eat, Pray, Laugh! which kept audiences laughing for a long time in 2017. Dattner was last seen at the Marsh in 2018 when she hosted her stand-up comedy show, One Life Stand.
Tom Bentley-Fisher (director) has served as artistic director of five professional theatres, directed over 100 productions in theaters across Canada, Spain and the United States, and taught his approach to movement and acting. actor in universities, theater schools and studios. throughout North America and Europe for over 30 years. Early on, Bentley-Fisher earned a reputation for developing and staging physically evocative world premieres for some of Canada’s finest playwrights, as well as the premiere of The Oldest Profession by Pulitzer Prize-winning Paula Vogel. Bentley-Fisher also made Dattner’s One Life Stand.
The swamp is known as “a breeding ground for new performances”. It was launched in 1989 by founder and artistic director Stephanie Weisman, and pre-COVID hosted more than 600 performances of 175 shows at the company’s two venues in San Francisco and Berkeley. A premier outlet for solo artists, The Marsh’s specialty has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “solo performances that celebrate the power of storytelling in its simplest, purest form”. The East Bay Times named The Marsh one of the best intimate theaters in the Bay Area, calling it “one of the fastest growing solo theaters in the country. The live theatrical energy is simply irresistible” . Since its launch in April 2020, the theater’s digital platform MarshStream has attracted over 100,000 viewers. Notable MarshStream moments include the debut of MarshStream International Solo Fest 1 and 2, the first-ever digital festivals of The Marsh, and the US premiere of The Invisible Line, a new documentary about one of the world’s most celebrated social experiments. went wrong. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MarshStream has hosted over 700 live streams, providing some 300 artists with a platform to continue developing and producing art. The Marsh will continue to offer digital content on MarshStream, as well as in-person performances.
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