Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

Written and Performed by Dandy Darkly Directed by Ian Bjorklund Featuring original pre-recorded soundtrack by Adam Tendler, Rachel Blumberg, Bryce Edwards, Jeffrey Underhill and Carlos Espinosa Jr.

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! debuts at Under St. Marks Theater fresh from critically acclaimed, award-winning, sold out performances in Edinburgh, London and San Francisco.

 

Where were you the night the Gaybird Steamer ran off her rails? Dandy Darkly's latest is a glorious Georgia ghost story as told by the peculiar characters there that tragic night — from the little boy chased by the ghosts that still haunt her as an adult to the cruel Colonel buried in his bunker, tinkering with his sinister toys.

 

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! is a raucous uprooting of Deep South shame served alongside sizzling social satire and howling humor. Enjoy a dripping earful of Southern Gothic grotesquery: creepy campy robots, African spider gods, beauty shop gossip and inbred family freakery. Also, trains, trains, trains! All aboard, for Dandy's best show yet. 

 

The show is written by Dandy Darkly and directed by longtime collaborator Ian Bjorklund. Dandy Darkly regales his thoughtful tales alongside a nonstop soundscape of pre-recorded music composed by Adam Tendler (piano), Bryce Edwards (bass), Jeffrey Underhill (guitar, banjo), Carlos Espinosa Jr. (Saxophone) and Rachel Blumberg (percussion), The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create an utterly immersive storytelling experience that simply must be seen to be believed.

 

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard! won "Best of the Fringe" at the 2018 San Francisco Fringe Festival and received massive critical acclaim at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. The Stage named All Aboard! one of the top performances at the Edinburgh Fringe out of 3,300+ shows. Venture off-off-Broadway to witness one of New York City's top storytellers creating work that is unlike anything else you'll see anywhere. Believe the hype. 

 

"All Aboard! is a wake-up call to mankind. Darkly’s storytelling bursts with the bizarre... vociferous satire taking out fame, the mob mentality of social media and the rise of the far right around the world." ????? The Stage

 

"A spectacular storytelling performance that is completely distinctive. If you are looking for a show that will emotionally haunt you and intellectually dare you, Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard! is the ride of a lifetime." ????? Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

 

"There's no one quite like Dandy Darkly - a transporting, charismatic and psychedelic experience in which the passion for justice burns as strongly as delight in the macabre." ???? - The Scotsman

 

"Dandy encapsulates American nostalgia and subverts it into something spine-chilling. This is no American dream – this is the American nightmare personified (with a dash of glitter.)" ???? - The List

 

"Dandy Darkly once again delivers the Fringe dream of filling a small space with huge, technicolour vision through a cracked mirror; entertaining, shocking and truthful in equal measure." ???? - The Wee Review

 

Ladies, gentlemen and every beautiful being born anyone in between... ALL ABOARD!

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