November 21, 2013 – January 18, 2014
The Marsh presents THE OY OF SEX, the “Best of SF Fringe” award-winning solo show from standup comedian Alicia Dattner. Using true stories from her life, Dattner outlines a recipe for disaster: take one virgin, two boyfriends, several dozen lovers, half a dysfunctional family, and one comedian. Bake 15 years, and sprinkle a pinch of polyamory. Serve hot, and voila! The result is this sizzling show about love addiction, created with help from contributing directors David Ford, Katie Rubin, and Jonathan Bender. THE OY OF SEX, a heart-wrenching, sobering, laugh-out-loud story of sex, drugs…and more sex, plays November 21, 2013 – January 18, 2014 (press opening December 6) at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets ($20 – $100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Winner of “Best Comedian 2013” from the SF Weekly Readers’ Poll, Alicia Dattner has been performing across the world from San Francisco to New York, Hollywood to Bombay and London. After a dozen years of performing standup comedy, Dattner turned to solo performance, racking up awards for her humorous, insightful one-woman shows, including the enormously popular The Oy of Sex and Eat, Pray, Laugh! Sold-out hit performances and extended runs have garnered her titles including “Best Storyteller” of the Off-Broadway NY Solo Festival, “Best of the Fringe” and “Best Female Solo Show” at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, “Best Comedian” by the East Bay Express, and more. The San Francisco Bay Guardiancalled her “Goofy, messy, and fun” and the LA Theater Review says she’s “Charming, likable, and funny.” Dattner helps very serious spiritual seekers to… lighten up. To that end, this year she created the first ever Online Spiritual Comedy Festival featuring Wavy Gravy, Wes “Scoop” Nisker, and many other luminaries. Alicia delights in coaching people creating solo performance, standup comedy, healing through humor, and all things “ha!”