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Moonlight After Midnight

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Friday evening’s thunderstorm was serendipitous, providing a perfectly timed atmospheric underscore, rising and falling in dramatic sync with Martin Dockery’s enigmatic drama, Moonlight After Midnight.

The elegantly written show turns and turns on itself, like an emotional kaleidoscope that changes shape but keeps something familiar every time you twist it. A couple, both familiar and strange to one and other, try to decipher the story that has brought them to a place strangely out of time. Their story shifts and drifts and changes as they try to settle it into something real.

Vanessa Quesnelle, the mysterious woman who wanders into Dockery’s hotel room, is a deep and beguiling presence, giving the drama its emotional centre, keeping Dockery’s character, slightly ragged and a little desperate, caught in her orbit. The London, Ont., duo have a polished chemistry that draws their audience in as it draws them together on stage in this 60-minute mystery.

— Wendy King

From the Fringe program:

Cast: Vanessa Quesnelle and Martin Dockery

A beautiful woman meets a mysterious man in a midnight hotel room…where nothing is as it seems. A puzzle piece written by Martin Dockery and starring Vanessa Quesnelle.

The Pit, Patrons' Pick 2013:

**** "The Fringe equivalent of a jazz masterpiece" – CBC

**** "Dockery and Quesnelle are appealing performers who excel with sparkling banter and effortless chemistry" – Winnipeg Free Press

"A smart script delivered with precision and intensity" – Edmonton Journal

Audience Classification: Parental Guidance

Length: 60 mins.
Tickets: $10

Warnings: None

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