Frigid New York @ Horse Trade
In Association With
DANDY DARKLY’S MYTH MOUTH!
Smash Hit Of The Edinburgh Fringe!
Written & Performed By Dandy Darkly
Directed By Ian Bjorklund
New York Premiere
@ Under St. Marks
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Dandy Darkly will present a limited engagement of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit,DANDY DARKLY’S MYTH MOUTH! directed by Ian Bjorklund October 14-25 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A), with performances on Friday, October 14th at 10:30pm, Monday, October 17th at 10:30pm, Tuesday, October 18th at 7pm, Thursday, October 20th at 10:30pm, Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30pm, Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm, Monday, October 24th at 7pm and Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at www.horseTRADE.info.
This October “New York City’s King of Halloween” (Out Magazine) returns to UNDER St. Marks with the New York Premiere of his latest show, direct from a smash run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Dandy’s newest show explores themes of religious extremism, addiction and our contemporary worship of media technology via allegorical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space puppy Laika, virtual reality addiction and humanity’s first artist, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and his personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!
Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass and guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.
Dandy Darkly is an award winning storyteller, satirist and critically acclaimed cabaret artist. His work has been described as “fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce La Bruce” (Time Out) and “a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” (The Scotsman) This “decidedly wicked storyteller” (New York Times) is “simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” (Scotsgay Magazine). Dandy Darkly’s masterful and mesmerizing style of storytelling has astounded critics and audiences at festivals and theaters across the globe. He is the glittery, ghastly jewel of the East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly from camp panache and hilariously caustic bitchery into bittersweet poignancy and reflective rumination upon modern life. Dandy Darkly must be seen to be believed. To learn more about Dandy Darkly go to www.dandydarkly.com or follow him on Twitter at @dandydarkly.
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.