Dandy Darkly Returns To SF Fringe

Dandy Darkly Returns To SF Fringe

New York City's glitter soaked satirist, Dandy Darkly, is back with another haunting jaunt of Southern Gothic storytelling and whip-smart sleaze.

Join Dandy onboard the infamous locomotive, The Gaybird Steamer, for the queerest ride of your life. African mythology, American industry and Deep South identity are skewered and celebrated alongside a Dixieland funeral parade of richly imagined characters from the proudly peculiar mind of this fiercely fringe performer.

Winner of Best of the San Francisco Fringe for 2017's Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!

Dandy Darkly follows a beautiful tradition of Southern American storytellers, Tennessee Williams, Zora Neale Hurston and Truman Capote to name but a few, and regales his surprisingly poignant tales alongside a bespoke soundtrack peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive, theatrical experience. Anticipate a heavy serving of Southern hospitality with a side of sizzling costumery that will wine and dine you and leave you hungry for more. Ladies and gentlemen and every beautiful being born anyone in-between, all aboard!

Dandy Darkly is the painted performance artist best known for his beautiful and bawdy storytelling that blends cabaret, spoken word and social-sexual activism alongside original musical and costumery to create an utterly unique theatrical experience. To date, Dandy has produced four critically acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with performances in New York City, London and all across America. In 2017, Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth! won Best of the Fringe at the San Francisco Fringe Festival and was recognized with three nominations at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards - Outstanding Solo Performance, Outstanding Original Music and Outstanding Performance Art Piece. His first collection of short stories, Dandy Darkly's Six Hundred and Sixty-Six Tales of Sex and Death! - Volume One, was published in 2017 and is available online. Follow Dandy on Twitter @dandydarkly or visit dandydarkly.com for more info. "Never be too afraid to laugh!"

Ian Bjorklund has worked as a director, producer, and communications specialist for over two decades. Some of his favorite New York and International directing/choreography credits include: Buyer & Cellar, Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!, Dandy Darkly's Trigger Happy!, Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!, Beauty and the Beast, Godspell, The Little Mermaid, The Velveteen Rabbit, Sea of Laughter, Lilies and the world premiere of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant. He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and is proud to be collaborator with the divine Dandy Darkly.

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! at the EXIT Theatre (156 Eddy St.) on Saturday, September 8 at 9:30 pm, Sunday, September 9 at 5:00 pm, Wednesday, September 12 at 8:30 pm, Friday, September 14 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $12 and available at the EXIT Theatre box office or via www.brownpapertickets.org

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