Satirist, storyteller, and cabaret artist Dandy Darkly presents his latest solo show, which explores religious extremism, chemical addiction, and our contemporary worship of media technology. More…
Dandy Darkly's immersive storytelling experience touches on allegorical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space puppy Laika, virtual reality fixation, and humanity's first artist, Cha-Cha the Caveman. He cites folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology, and his personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting this one-person show, which is backed by a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music.
for a previous production "It's not especially good or clever, but it is different and Edinburgh relishes difference: so the audience responds well to a reworked classical tale of a junkie Persephone who gets ‘slut-shamed by the Real Housewives of Olympus’ and the lazily scripted notion that Zeus wore a soiled jock strap and a gimp mask…His shows are technically tight and, timed to a sound effects iPhone track, impressively done." Full Review
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