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Bursting Into Flames

Martin Dockery, Brooklyn, NY

Posted: 07/7/2011 9:30 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/17/2011 1:37 PM | Updates

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Canwest Centre for Theatre and Film (Venue 12), to Sunday

Hot-tubbing in heaven sounds sweet on the surface, but as one man’s paradise unravels, he finds himself fighting back the cracks of eternity.

In his latest madcap monologue, New York’s Martin Dockery has scored a third smash hit… but with a striking twist. He thrilled Winnipeg fringe audiences with 2009’s Wanderlust and 2010’s The Bike Trip, both exhilarating autobiographical pieces.

Bursting Into Flames, however, delves into the realm of the fantastical — and the end result could be Dockery’s best work yet. His writing is razor-sharp and full of wit; his buoyant (and dead) character is the perfect vehicle for his relentless energy, a spirit that pierces straight to the nosebleed seats.

Speaking of which, expect sellout shows each night of this run, so come early.

— Melissa Martin

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

'Lost in paradise! High-energy and hilarious. Creator of the 2009 hit Wanderlust: "5 STARS A wild trip" - CBC

"5 STARS Astounding. Blisteringly funny" - Eye Weekly

"5 STARS OMFG funny!" - StarPhoenix

"5 STARS Breathtaking" - Edmonton Journal

And the 2010 hit The Bike Trip:

"5 STARS A one-man storytelling extravaganza" - Winnipeg Free Press

"A+ Masterful, mesmerizing" - Uptown Magazine

Edmonton Hold-Over, Winnipeg Best of Fest, Vancouver Pick of the Fringe, Adelaide (Australia) Critics Circle Award 2011.

http://www.martindockery.com/

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 MIN

Tickets: $10

Warnings: None

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Updated on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1:37 PM CDT: Adds review

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