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You're Good For Nothing... I'll Milk the Cow Myself
Whitefire Theatre
Sherman Oaks, CA
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Thank you so much for coming. It was such an honor to share the stories of my mother with you. Please email me if you want a good chopped liver recipe. I look forward to seeing you at a futur show. Natacha@dotelldo.com


You're Good For Nothing... I'll Milk the Cow Myself
France, 1981: The first socialist president is about to be elected and young Natacha is ready to implement her own political platform. But first, she and her mother have to take down the schoolyard bully, emasculate the rules of French grammar, and make off with grandmothers chocolate.

If you think you know the limits of Jewish mothers, critical grandmothers, and transcontinental love, meet Natacha Rucks family, equal parts charming and shocking and zany, in this thoroughly original true tale.

Coming off of a sold out run at the SF Fringe Festival,  YOURE GOOD FOR NOTHING ILL MILK THE COW MYSELF tells the story of three generations of women, facing three world wars, but it will make you want to join in dancing, singing, drinking vodka, and eating chopped liver (vodka and liver not provided).

Shows just how vibrant a world you can conjure with little more than a chair on an empty stage. Lily Janiak, SF Chronicle Date book

Poignant, meaningful, vibrant and entertaining!
Jo Tomalin, Fringe review

Warm and charming remembrance of a place, a mom, and how powerful it is to break away. Evy Pine

A Bold, hilariously characterized, and beautifully touching solo show Tina DElia

Writer Performer
Natacha is a San Francisco-based writer, performer, and podcaster who uses stories to deepen understanding and foster action. Her award winning documentary work has appeared at the MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as on National Geographic, NBC NY, and on Public Radio affiliates nationally. She used to run the Stanford Storytelling Projects Storylab. Currently, she teaches multimedia storytelling at the University of San Francisco and is the Managing Editor of the Duolingo French podcast. At night, she explores the boundaries between French and English on stage in two solo shows: YOURE GOOD FOR NOTHING ILL MILK THE COW MYSELF and INTERPRET THIS.

David Ford has been collaborating on new and unusual theatre for three decades and has been an artist-in-residence at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco for most of that time. The San Francisco press has variously called him the solo performer maven, the monologue maestro, the dean of solo performance, and the solo performers best friend.

Stay afterwards for a brief Q & A and reception complete with complimentary treats and wine.


Whitefire Theatre (View)
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Stand Up

Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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