He-Man is the Devil: A Satanic Panic Tale

The true story of a childhood enveloped in crushing right-wing Christian ideology. Join Kyle B. Dekker as he tells the story of his experiences both odd and traumatic that were essential in creating his world view, his hobbies, and his relationship with his family.  Tales of demon possession, religious fanaticism, and learning to be yourself. Content warning - discussion and descriptions of emotional and physical abuse. 

General/All Ages
60 minutes
Solo Performance, Storytelling
Mercury Cafe Jungle Room
2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205

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Kyle B. Dekker (Writer/Himself)

Kyle B. Dekker (he/him) is a writer, performer, and father from St. Paul, MN. He has previously appeared in the Minnesota, Tucson, and Elgin Fringe Festivals. He has been writing. producing, and directing shows for over 10 years, and is a long time street performer at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. One reviewer called one of his shows "High Concept - Low Brow" which he agrees with entirely. Kyle is thrilled to take this show on the road and bring it to more audiences!

Denzel Belin (Director)

Denzel Belin is a Minneapolis-based writer, director, actor, producer, and improviser. Belin is a longstanding cast member and writer at The Brave New Workshop and a staff writer for AWF magazine. He serves as the Artistic Director for Threshold Theater, whose mission is to "produce fresh LGBTQ works." He currently writes and performs for “Queer Window,” an all-queer sketch show based in New York City. Denzel has appeared on TPT Almanac and created work for the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus and Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. He presented a longform collection of solo sketches and storytelling, “With Love, From Washington” for the Blackness Is… Festival in Minneapolis. With Threshold Theater, he is currently leading a play reading series that will provide playwrights the opportunity to workshop their play with a director and team of actors that concludes with a staged reading that is open to the public. 

Sif Magnolia Oberon (Skeletor)

Loki Embrys Graham (they/them) is a trans & non-binary actor, musician, and clown. They began cultivating theatrical skills on the family farm, while singing and performing for audiences of dairy cows. It is said these performances were quite moo-ving. You can find them performing around town doing everything from opera to improv; and occasionally climbing aerial silks like a pirate. 

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Mercury Cafe 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205

Entrance: The main entrance for both the Ballroom and the Jungle Room venues is on the southeast side of the building off of California St. 

Parking: There is a large paid parking lot just across California St. and street parking

Accessibility: If you have any accessibility needs or concerns, please reach out to us at info@denverfringe.org

Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue; all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show