Brooklyn’s lascivious, hilarious showman of supernatural sleaze makes his Frigid Festival NYC debut with his critically acclaimed solo show “Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!”
“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 pm, February 26th at 8:50 pm, March 2nd at 8:50 pm, March 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.