February 14 – March 3 at UNDER St. Marks
“Molly Dykeman is much funnier–and butcher–than Larry the Cable Guy…She’s a scream! Molly for Lez-ident!” – Michael Musto, Village Voice
“You had me at shant. You just had me at shant…Your comedy is brilliant.” – Leslie Jordan, Emmy Award Winner for Will & Grace
“Mark my words, get in on this action now, before she’s playing the Garden.” – Velvet Park Media
“Power to the Mullet!” finds Molly (an improv-curious sketch comedy creation of the voraciously versatile Andrea Alton) tackling abominations…Like the nachos Molly consumes with reckless abandon, you’ll soon find yourself acquiring a taste for that poetry, and going all bullish on this daffy and defiant dyke.” – Gay City News
“Actress and comedian Andrea Alton plays the role of Molly. She is wonderful on stage, nailing the part yet somehow still giving her character a uniquely hysterical twist.” – Woman Around Town
“In the words of Molly: “God maketh you the way he fuckin’ wants to maketh you,” so prepare for a heaping serving of love and female empowerment… Alton, who wrote the piece as well, reveals a character reminiscent of one Chris Farley would embody: vulgar, awkward, lovable, and completely lost.” – Theatre Is Easy
“It’s her commitment to the character, along with her wonderful comic timing, that makes her shows a pleasure to watch.” – Gay Theatre NYC
“Molly Dykeman has the mind of a child genius, the mouth of a moron, and a haircut that looks like Chewbacca got a perm. And she just may be the smartest person in the room.” – Provincetown Magazine
Comic and award-winning playwright Andrea Alton brings her new solo-show, Molly’s World, to FRIGID New York.
Molly “Equality” Dykeman the lovable, unapologetic, barely lucid train wreck who spends her days as a security guard at PS 339 in the Bronx, and her nights seducing women across the 5 boroughs, is back with an all new solo-show. The comedic lovefest Molly’s World premieres at Frigid New York on February 14 at UNDER St. Marks. The limited runs stars Andrea Alton as downtown cult favorite, Molly “Equality” Dykeman, and is directed by Mark Finley (Artistic Director of TOSOS, New York’s oldest LGBTQ theatre).
Welcome to Molly’s World! Everyone’s favorite security guard/poet, Molly “Equality” Dykeman is back with an all new show. Tackling hard hitting issues such as lady pirates, the 1970’s, decaying body parts, and female empowerment, Molly takes you on a comedic journey that celebrates misfits, circles the globe, and hurls you into outer space. Come see if lady loving, nacho eating, pill popping Molly can make it through the show, find a lady to go home with, and create world peace. No passports required. Dinosaurs and kids under one get in for free.
Molly’s World is written and performed by Andrea Alton, and features the talent of her longtime collaborators Mark Finley (director), Anthony Catanzaro (costume design), and Irwin Kroot (producer).
Molly “Equality” Dykeman (and her alter-ego Andrea Alton) first made a splash with the critically acclaimed solo-show, The F*cking World According To Molly, which premiered at the FringeNYC in 2011 and made its European Premiere at the 2012 Dublin International Gay Theater Festival. The production was later produced at the terraNOVA soloNOVA Festival and at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Molly Dykeman has appeared all over New York with notable appearances at The Gotham Comedy Club, Comix, UCB, XL, The PIT, Stonewall, and Dixon Place. She has also been seen at comedy/theatre festivals including the San Francisco Sketch Fest, Chicago Sketch Fest, DC Comedy Fest, Toronto Sketch Fest, Dixon Place HOT! Festival, and Woman’s Week in Provincetown. This past year Molly Dykeman appeared at NY SketchFest and QueerCom at The PIT.
In addition, Molly Dykeman has hosted numerous variety shows at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, including A Molly Jolly Christmas, I Can’t Even Think Straight and Happy Mollydays. In 2016, Molly Dykeman was back at FringeNYC with the premiere of A Microwaved Burrito Filled with e. Coli, co-written with Allen Warnock.
Performances take place at UNDER St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place, (Between First Avenue & Avenue A), New York, NY 10009. Subways: F to 2nd Avenue, L to 1st Avenue, 6 to Astor Place. Tickets are $15.00 for general admission – $12.00 students/seniors/military and are available at www.horsetrade.info/event/5b9165ec1cadc638819153e6fa9f7dd0
- Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:10 pm (Special Valentine’s Day Show)
- Sunday, February 18 @ 3:30 pm
- Friday, February 23 @ 5:30 pm
- Wednesday, February 28 @ 8:50 pm
- Saturday, March 3 @ 7:10 pm
Andrea Alton (Molly “Equality” Dykeman) recently won the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards. Notable productions include the FringeNYC productions of Big Girl, Little World, Carl & Shelly: Best Friends Forever (2008 co-written with Allen Warnock), The F*cking World According To Molly (Directed by Mark Finley), Possum Creek, and last years’ performance of A Microwaved Burrito Filled with E coli (co-written with Allen Warnock). She is the creator of Molly “Equality” Dykeman and has performed the character to sold-out houses at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and internationally.
As a comic, Andrea performs throughout New York, venues include, Gotham, Dixon Place, Broadway Comedy Club, UCB, The PIT, Stonewall and The Duplex. As a writer, Andrea’s plays have been produced throughout the country with notable productions in New York, Washington DC, Florida, and Ireland. Last year Andrea returned to The Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival where she performed in Kathleen Warnock’s play, Julie Andrews Is The Devil.
Mark Finley (Director) is the Artistic Director of TOSOS, NYCs original LGBT theater company and has directed many of its Award-Winning productions including Doric Wilson’s Street Theater at the Eagle, OOBR winning A Perfect Relationship, NY International Fringe favorites include And Sophie Comes Too, A Microwaved Burrito Filled with E. coli, The F*cking World According To Molly, and The Secretaries as well as the recent world premiere of Virginia Baeta’s Damaged Goods. His work as a director has also been seen locally, regionally and internationally at The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival with Kathleen Warnock’s Some are People and Outlook, Chris Weikel’s Pig Tale and Michael Lynch’s Living on the Real. Mark is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His play The Mermaid is available from United Stages.
Founded in 2007, FRIGID is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of our Indie Theater Community, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists whose work is being presented. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene’s ideas of what a theatre festival can be!