The show is written and performed by Raphael Perahia, and directed by Shea Wojtus (MorbidAbnormalMe ★★★★ Broadway Baby, ★★★★ Fringe Guru).
"Storytelling that goes beyond simple tales. Rhythmic, hypnotic and entrancing." ★★★★ Broadway Baby
Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth! explores themes of religious extremism, deadly dependency and our contemporary worship of media technology via allegorical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, cosmopup Laika, virtual reality obsession 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 own struggles with addiction as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!
"There isn't a storyteller as engrossing, twisted, or as sequined."
★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic
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. Produced in cooperation with Horsetrade Theater and Frigid NY.
"Compelling narratives set in grotesque realms of eerie, alarming detail." ★★★★ The Scotsman
Dandy Darkly is an award winning storyteller, satirist and critically acclaimed cabaret artist -- 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 topics such as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy's delirious delivery shifts seamlessly from camp bitchery into bittersweet poignancy with reflective rumination upon the subtle horrors of modern life.
"Brilliant. Crosses time and space to explore ideas of queer legends of tomorrow." ★★★★★ Scotsgay Magazine
Simply put, Dandy Darkly must be seen to be believed. Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! opens with an eight show run at UNDER St. Mark’s Theater on:
Friday, October 14th at 10:30 pm,
Monday, October 17th at 7:00 pm,
Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm,
Thursday, October 20th at 10:30 pm,
Saturday, October 22nd at 10:30 pm,
Sunday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm,
Monday, October 24th at 7:00 pm,
& Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 pm.
UNDER St. Marks Theater has no wheelchair access and is located at 94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered in advance at www.horsetrade.info. To learn more about Dandy Darkly go to www.dandydarkly.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter at @dandydarkly.
"Scare ya there, New York City!" xoxDD
About the Company: Elsinore County
Elsinore County (EC), so-named after one of their most successful productions, is an award winning Greenwich Village based theater company founded in 2011 by a small cohort of talented New York City actors under the direction of Antony Raymond. EC is a tightly knit, uninhibited, impassioned community of artists who are committed to creating entertainment that challenges the status quo. They engage their audiences with works of satire, farce, and dark humor that examine timeless social tenets and the politics of wanton power and sexuality so prevalent today. Elsinore County's mission is to give their audience smart, poignant and exciting entertainment that fearlessly explores the full gamut of human experience: from hilarious to tragic and back again.
Horse Trade Theater Group will present Dysfunctional Theatre Company’s evening of short plays, A Clamour of Cabaret: A Volume of Vaudeville Varieties featuring stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mim Granahan, Josh Hartung, Emily Edwards, and Patrick Storck directed by Eric Chase, Emily Edwards, Amy Overman, Justin Plowman, and Mim Granahan. The show will feature Gyda Arber, Nicole Lee Aiossa, Rob Brown* Lindsey Carter, Melissa Delancey, Emily Edwards, Jenny Gill, Tim Glynn, Josh Hartung, Brian Charles Johnson*, Amy Overman, and Justin Plowman with Musical Direction by Nicole Lee Aiossa, Sound and Lighting Design by Justin Plowman, and Choreography by Nicole Lee Aiossa and Emily Edwards. *Appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association
Welcome to America:
Christina Riggs was the fifth woman to be executed in the United States, yet she was the first woman to ask for the death penalty. We meet the young nurse in confinement on the eve of her execution to hear her final testimony and the only interview recorded to date. It is through this powerful narrative that we see a woman who has spent a lifetime struggling to survive and discover the harsh reality behind her decision to leave her family and this world behind.
Two Grey Hairs:
We've all been there. You’ve just fallen of a bike and can do one of three things: walk off, just lay there, or get back on. But what happens if you can’t decide? What if being hurt and rejected and the possibility of this happening over and over again keeps you stuck in the middle, stuck in grey area? This is where we meet Emmy, a young woman who is caught in between passionately choosing everything or falling into nothing. Through glimpses of answering machines, prom, auditions, holidays, and sushi, we follow Emmy’s journey on a trail of letters written in an attempt to connect and discover the affect of indecision on the great gains and great losses of life.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
About the Company: Red Garnet Theater Company
We aim to shed light where it is needed most, engaging our audiences with stories that inspire connection. To provide an outlet for the female voice. To create bold work that speaks to our humanity.
Featured as part of the Gotham Storytelling Festival:
Folk music had the 60s in NYC, punk and performance art owned the 70s and 80s, and improv and alternative comedy ruled the 90s and 00s. Today... it's live storytelling. Dozens of story shows take place at big and small theaters around the city, with new ones popping up every month. Horse Trade Theater Group (Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director, Erez Ziv, Managing Director) is proud to present the First Annual Gotham Storytelling Festival; collecting some of the best shows curated and produced by Horse Trade Artistic Director Heidi Grumelot and resident hosts Peter Aguero, Seth Lind and Adam Wade.