Pilliard Dickle’s 1 1/2 Man Show returns to Train Depot
From Special Reports
The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is bringing one of Newnan’s most imaginative performers to the Historic Train Depot for one night only. Pilliard Dickle will reprise his 1 1/2 Man Show on August 31 at 7 p.m.
Dickle serves up an out-of-the-envelope selection of original songs that weave stories of everything from nuns with guns to killer bees to a dog who’s running for mayor. Plus he’ll debut newly-written material, never before heard except in his living room where he’s tried it out for the cat.
“The cat gives it good reviews,” he says.
Pilliard Dickle’s real name is Joe Chandler, but he’s best known by his pen name as the creator of The Land of Calendaria, a series of innovative poster calendars Associated Press calls “a yearlong trip through a cartoon fantasy land.” Being a calendar artist, time is Pilliard Dickle’s stock in trade, so it stands to reason that his musical partner would be himself from the past.
“I’ve always wished I had another musician to collaborate with,” he says. “So one day I grabbed a tape recorder and sat down at my kitchen table with a spoon, a coffee cup and an eggbeater for a little light percussion, and my 1 1/2 man band was born.”
The only problem is, the half man on the tape recorder gets the idea that he’s the real Pilliard Dickle and ends up trying to take over the whole show.
The Pilliard Dickle 1 1/2 Man Show benefits The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and promises to be a fun way to bid farewell to summer. And if not, no worries—the show is “guaranteed not the worst show you’ve ever seen or 20% of your money back.”
Tickets are $15 per person, or $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $35, which includes VIP seating, two drinks and Pilliard Dickle’s calendar book.