Dubai’s ‘First Lady of Comedy’ takes it to the next level

After months of preparation and re-envisioning, comedian and performing artist Mina Liccione is taking her one-woman show to the next theatrical level!

Mina (Comedy Central, MTV, STOMP) is set to return with the fully realized, immersive version of her highly-acclaimed solo show Growing Up Ringside at the Theatre of Digital Art Dubai under the direction of award-winning comedian and producer Ali Al Sayed.

This multimedia experience weaves together hilarious and heartfelt stories from her New York upbringing as the daughter of an Italian-American boxing promoter. From wise guys to Muhammad Ali, broken bones and mended Broadway hopes, all the way to present day in Dubai where she pioneered a comedy scene while adjusting to a whole new Arabian world.

“It’s been an incredible adventure transforming these stories into a magical, full sensory experience. Adding stunning technology to the mix brought every detail to life in a new way. The projections are so immersive you feel like you’re stepping into these different worlds and scenes in Manhattan, San Francisco, Dubai. You can smell the marinara sauce simmering, feel the New York buzz, taste the wedding cake! It’s such a trip!”

Combining comedy, incredible 360-degree projections and rhythm she’ll make you laugh then cry through a raw and heavy-hitting mixed-cultural lens. You’ll have four chances to experience the show in Dubai ahead of it’s month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.

Growing Up Ringside: A One-Woman Show by Mina Liccione
When: June 9, 10, 25, 26
Show time: 8:00 PM
Where: Theatre of Digital Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeriah
Tickets: AED 100 Regular / AED 125 Balcony / AED 150 Premium at
Genre: Theater

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