Hello friends! Like so many, I found my plans dramatically altered when the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world sideways. What was to be the busiest performance season of my little career cancelled, seemingly overnight. Suddenly I had a lot of time on my hands, so I chose an equally dramatic pivot to express myself from home.
Introducing The Two-Plys of Coronet County. I've created a web series! The Two-Plys is a Southern Gothic-pandemic-toilet paper roll-soap opera starring some of the, I think, best recycled paper thespians in the biz. I'm thrilled to finally share this project which I've been working on since early April 2020.
Tremendously talented folk singer and Fringe artist Willi Carlisle was generous enough to lend his skills in crafting the theme song. And I've poured so much of myself into every frame.
I hope you enjoy what I've created. There's a new episode coming to you weekly for the next six weeks. These are sad, angry, frustrating, seemingly inconceivable times. Making the Two-Plys has helped me cope as another tragic, disgusting, infuriating event piles on top of this seemingly insurmountable mountain of poo that is 2020.
Fortunately, what's better for wiping away a bit of poo, if not toilet paper? Enjoy and stay safe xo Dandy Darkly
Episode 1 -- "Pink Petunies"
The daughters of the Two-Ply dingleberry wine dynasty visit their Mama's gravesite. A mysterious voice beckons Loo Loo to follow while Cottonelle encounters a childhood friend in The Two-Plys of Coronet County debut. Series created by Dandy Darkly. Theme song by Willi Carlisle. 9/25/2020
Episode 2 -- "Grimoire"
Cottonelle attempts to cheer Big Daddy's spirits with news of a romantic liaison while Loo Loo warns of a supernatural threat headed for Coronet County. But does Big Daddy know more than he's letting on? Series created by Dandy Darkly. Theme song by Willi Carlisle. 10/2/2020
Episode 3 -- "Mister Fortuneteller"
Big Daddy learns a powerful secret from his recently returned wife, Lavenda, and Cottonelle seeks the help of a peculiar fortuneteller. Will the Two-Plys unravel the riddles in time to save Coronet County? Series created by Dandy Darkly. Theme song by Willi Carlisle. 10/9/2020
Episode 4 -- "Teen Detective"
Loo Loo is determined to suss out the evil threatening Coronet County, but what the youngest Two-Ply uncovers isn't quite what she expected. Series created by Dandy Darkly. Theme song by Willi Carlisle. 10/16/2020
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