In 2013, Dandy Darkly spooked audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe with his international debut "Dandy Darkly's Gory Hole!"
In 2014, Dandy gave patrons palpitations with his petrifying "Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!"
And this summer, New York's critically-acclaimed, costumed, cabaret storyteller returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for another debut of his “astounding," “jaw-dropping," "bedazzling" showmanship.
We proudly announce Dandy Darkly's Trigger Happy!
Dandy Darkly is back with an all-new, all-American selection of satiric, horrific, erotic, patriotic tales of sex and death! Join Dandy for his "utterly unique" take on contentment, guns, hypersensitivity and good ole American sodomy.
• Silver Dollar -- A disgraced American sniper, Otis Moonshine, struggles with PTSD as he hunts his hometown's homosexuals because only he knows the startling truth -- they are werewolves!
• Final Girl -- America's Sweetheart was found dead in her Hollywood mansion, but from low budget slashers to reality tv terrors, America's actual horrors are so much scarier than anything seen on the big screen.
• American Apparel -- Corporate cancer creeps across our safest spaces. Seemingly overnight another gay bar is gentrified. Can a little rat with drag queen dreams save the Imperial Poppycock Saloon from certain doom?
• The Ghosts of Stonewall -- A rallying cry to the next LGBTQ generation to snap the fuck out of it!
Dandy Darkly is the winner of the 2015 Fan Favorite Award (NY Frigid Festival). In May 2015, Trigger Happy! was awarded the 2015 Bindlestiff First of May Award by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus -- a highly competitive, New York based arts grant for cabaret or circus artists developing a new work.
Critics, peers and audiences alike have fallen in love with Dandy Darkly.
"A decidedly wicked storyteller." New York Times
"Imagine a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt -- and you're on the way to picturing Dandy Darkly.” ★★★★ The Scotsman
"Bedazzling talent! A celebration of our creepiest, campest selves." ★★★★★ Scotsgay Magazine
"Cabaret master creates lyrical paradise." NOLA Defender
"Cattiness, absurdity and gore!" ★★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter
"Wonderfully alliterative and rhythmic ... hypnotizing." Onstage Ottawa
"Unsettling, hilarious and political. A searing critique of queer culture." ★★★★ The List
"Unlike anything else at the Fringe." ★★★★ Time Out
"Dandy Darkly is one of my favorite performers. An artist who doesn't pander to the comfort zone of the public. Go support this!" Penny Arcade (Longing Lasts Longer)
Dandy Darkly's Trigger Happy is written and performed by Dandy Darkly. The show is directed by Ian Bjorklund and features a pre-recorded soundtrack composed and performed by musicians Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion) Bryce Edwards (bass) and Jeffrey Underhill (guitar).
Dandy previews the show at the HOT! Festival on July 25th at Dixon Place. Showtime is 7:30 pm.
Dandy Darkly's Trigger Happy debuts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on August 8th to the 30th (not the 19th) at 6:45pm daily at CC Blooms (v171). The show is 55 minutes long and free as part of the PBH Free Fringe.
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Pull the Trigger!