San Fran Fringe: Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth!


Dandy Darkly's Myth Mouth! coming to the San Fran Fringe and the EXIT Theatre!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult cabaret sensation, a masterful storyteller who has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe. He is the ghastly jewel of the Fringe circuit with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness.

Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with surprisingly thoughtful critiques on modern life. His latest, Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!, explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via hypnotic tales concerning a junkie Persephone, Cosmo-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, childhood love of mythology and personal vices as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded bespoke music composed by longtime collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create an immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

"Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” (Time Out)

"A decidedly wicked storyteller." (New York Times)

“Storytelling that goes beyond simple tales. Rhythmic, hypnotic, entrancing.” (Broadway Baby)

“Well crafted and intriguing. The final twist made the guy behind me whisper “wow” in reverence.” (Orlando Sentinel)

"Stories of gruesomely compelling verve -- a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt." (The Scotsman)


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