Genre: Comedy, Lesbian+Gay, Festival, Solo Performance, Other
Written and Performed by Dandy Darkly. Directed by Ian Bjorklund.

Brooklyn’s lascivious, hilarious showman of supernatural sleaze makes his Frigid Festival debut with his critically acclaimed solo show “Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!” New York City, prepare to PANIC!

"Dandy Darkly is an utterly unique and potentially fatal cocktail of mince and menace that not to be believed... even once he's been seen!" The Villager, 2012

“Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!” is a macabre meditation on the misogynist motifs found within the horror genre, as well as a scathing fuck you to the flippant attitudes displayed by some gay men in reference to women and their bodies. The show was conceived following an infamous encounter at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival when a young woman incorrectly accused Dandy Darkly of misogyny and “celebrating the murder of women” following his critically acclaimed"Gory Hole!" show. 

Dandy Darkly chose to confront such criticism directly and in his own utterly unique way.

“Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!” is a collection of four fiercely feminist (and frightfully funny) fables set to music and performed “with an enthusiasm and energy that would have most people curled up with side cramps on the floor.” NOLA Defender, 2014

  • A young lady’s supernatural genitalia is the obsession of an old boy’s club…
  • A super star celebrity seeks her definitive reinvention, at any cost...
  • An elderly lesbian discovers love and loss via assisted living...
  • A mincing mortician to the Hollywood elite takes his undertaking very seriously...

Since his Stonewall Inn debut in 2010, Dandy Darkly has become a fixture among NYC's eclectic variety, sideshow, burlesque and cabaret stages. Critical response to “Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!” has been outstanding.

“Bedazzling talent! A celebration of our campest, creepiest selves.” Scotsgay Magazine, 2014

“Voguing and zombie dancing. Cattiness, absurdity and gore.” The Edinburgh Reporter, 2014

“Deliciously diverse. Political potency makes it a feminist fiesta.” The Scotsman, 2014

“A searing critique of queer culture. A vagina détente.” The List Magazine, 2014

“Unlike anything else at the Fringe, or indeed elsewhere.” Time Out, 2013

Also check out Dandy Darkly’s essay on satire and misogyny published at Out.com in 2014.http://www.out.com/news-opinion/2014/07/23/dandy-darkly-why-his-pussy-panic-not-woman-hating

“Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!” features original musical compositions by Adam Tendler (88x50),Rachel Blumberg (Arch Cape, Death Vessel) and Bryce Edwards (Boy Crazy, The Isotoners) and is directed by Ian Bjorklund.

"Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!" is presented as part of the Frigid Festival 2015 at UNDER St. Marks Theater (94 St. Marks Place) on February 21st at 5:30 pmFebruary 26th at 8:50 pmMarch 2nd at 8:50 pmMarch 3rd at 7:10 pm and March 6th at 10:30 pm. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students, seniors and military. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.FRIGIDNewyork.info or in person at 85 E. 4th Street.

For more information on Dandy Darkly visit www.dandydarkly.com or follow Dandy Darkly on Twitter @dandydarkly and Facebook at www.facebook.com/dandydarkly.

Open:   02/21/15
Close:   03/06/15

Feb 21 at 5:30 pm
Feb 26 at 8:50 pm
Mar 2 at 8:50 pm
Mar 3 at 7:10 pm
Mar 6 at 10:30 pm:2/21/20152/26/20153/2/20153/3/20153/6/2015:
Theater:   Under St. Mark's Theatre
Address:   94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY 10009
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Cost:$15 or $10 for students/seniors/military
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Company: Dandy Darkly         Official Web Site: www.dandydarkly.com

"Mr. Darkly is an utterly unique and potentially fatal cocktail of mince and menace that’s not to be believed…even once he’s been seen!" The Villager

Dandy Darkly is a storyteller of supernatural sleaze and homosexual horror -- a raucous raconteur of frightfully funny fables! Dandy Darkly also hosts and produces cruel and unusual cabaret shows across Manhattan and Brooklyn, curating an eclectic cast of dancers, musicians and storytellers to fit his villainous vaudevillian vision!

Dandy cut his teeth (and chipped a tooth) telling tasteless tales of terror down under Provincetown's infamous Dick Dock -- and now, America's humble ghost-lispererperforms before perplexed patrons around the globe!

In August of 2014, Dandy enjoyed a second smash year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing his one man show Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic! The show has continued with much success, earning packed houses and stellar reviews with runs at Dixon Place's HOT! Festival, The Celebration of Whimsy Theater, The New Orleans Fringe Festival and the Frigid Festival.

Dandy Darkly has produced and hosted a cavalcade of variety events at such esteemed Manhattan venues as Dixon Place, Stonewall Inn, the Celebration of Whimsy and The Slipper Room, as well as hosting the Best of Burlesque! produced by London Burlesque Festival's Chaz Royal.

In August 2014 Dandy hosted a fundraiser gala for the Edinburgh Fringe Society at the swanky Virgin Members Lounge. In October of 2012, Dandy Darkly hosted both the Phantom Cabaret and the prestigious Airship Awards at Steamcon, the national Steampunk Convention in Seattle, Washington. Likewise, Dandy has hosted several events over the years for Dixon Place and their annualHOT! Festival in support of LGBTQ arts.

But enough about Dandy Darkly! What does everyone elsethink about Dandy Darkly? 

“Bedazzling talent. A celebration of our campest, creepiest selves.” Scotsgay Magazine

“Voguing and zombie dancing. Cattiness, absurdity and gore.” The Edinburgh Reporter

“Gruesomely compelling. Deliciously diverse. Political potency makes it a feminist fiesta.” The Scotsman

“Nightmare inducing, surrealist camp fantasies. A searing critique of queer culture. A vagina détente.” The List

"Dandy has a real talent for story telling, his tales cut to the bone and are just close enough to truth to make them truly terrifying." FreshAir UK

"Richly macabre and pointedly satirical imaginative landscapes unlike anything else at the Fringe, or indeed elsewhere." Time Out

Must See! "This is how ghost stories should be told." The Stage

"Like the best sex and horror, Dandy Darkly’s Gory Hole is equal parts funny, uncomfortable and, in its evocation of contemporary homophobia, ”bare-biting”, and issues of shame and acceptance, thought provoking." The Edinburgh Reporter

"If Rip Taylor and Vincent Price farmed out their sperm to a satanic lesbian surrogate, the conjoined twin one imagines might be produced from that fiendish union doesn’t even begin to approximate the human oddity that is Dandy Darkly." Edge New York

To contact Dandy Darkly for performance bookings, media inquiries or representation, please contact him at dandydarklypress@gmail.com