DINA MARTINA in “CRÉME DE LA DREGS”
Thursday, January 3, 2019 8pm
COME ONE, COME ONE! On January 3rd, 2019, the unwittingly hilarious Dina Martina will once again descend upon San Diego and grace the elegantly-appointed confines of Martinis Above Fourth with a fantastic show titled DINA MARTINA: CRÉME DE LA DREGS.
DINA MARTINA: CRÉME DE LA DREGS will be an exquisite mélange of occasionally delightful song, bizarre-yet-touching stories and sidesplittingly hilarious video. If you’ve never seen a Dina Martina show, NOW is the time to see why she’s been hailed as “The Second Lady of Entertainment”!
“Offbeat and inimitable!” – The New York Times
“The most original drag performer working in America today!” – Michael Musto
“Genius! Surreal, bizarre and always hilarious!” – The Seattle Times
“Extremely warped and very, very funny!” – The Stranger
“Incomparable! One of the year’s best shows!” – Bay Area Reporter
“Brilliant and beautifully grotesque!” – Seattle Weekly
“Spectacular! Comedy that’ll make you piss your pants!” – The Village Voice
“One of the most weird and thoroughly entertaining shows you are ever likely to see!” – The Portland Mercury
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Tragic singer, horrible dancer and surreal raconteur, the hysterically funny Dina Martina debuted at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art in 1989, instantly gleaning reviews that dubbed her “magically warped”, “hilariously unfortunate” and “utter genius”. Since then, she’s packed venues in New York, Los Angeles, London, Toronto and San Francisco and shared the bill with acts such as Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Nina Hagen, Modest Mouse and Village People.
Absolutely packed with ludicrous song, horrifying stories and overburdened costumes, Dina Martina’s shows are impossible to adequately describe, other than that they’ve become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy. Dina Martina has been hailed as “Divinely funny” (Time Out London), “Painfully funny and demented” (Seattle Times) and “The most original drag performer working in America today” (Village Voice). What a Dina Martina show is, quite simply put, is a smart and hilarious evening of entertainment that you will never forget.
Recently, Dina Martina’s hugely successful shows in New York and Provincetown have made ardent fans of John Waters, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Stone, Jennifer Coolidge, Graham Norton and many others. Martina is the 2012 recipient of The Stranger Genius Award for Theater, three Seattle Times Footlight Awards, and has been nominated for an Alpert Award, a SPIT Award for Best Solo Show and two GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Theater. She did not win those. Hooray!