Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
The Dark Fantastic by Martin Dockery
A man, a hat, a desk and a dark room: This is where you meet the twilight zone of Martin Dockery’s unfettered imagination.
His story begins with the narrator, hands bound behind his back, in the back of a car.
From there, he takes his audience on a road trip that winds through Rome, office buildings and the desert in an series of vignettes about love and abandonment, art and folly, life and death.
It’s a storied and imaginary road that is not just less travelled, it’s completely uncharted.
Brooklyn’s Martin Dockery is sort of like Spalding Gray meets Dexter — you get a mesmeric storyteller with a touch of bloodlust. The wordplay is elegant and the violence is sublime. It is dark. It is fantastic.
— Wendy King
From the Fringe program:
An explosion of storytelling: A comically-macabre tale of desperate love, terminal fear and a quest for the ineffable mystery at the very heart of existence.
Cast: Martin Dockery
5 Stars "Dockery's writing is razor-sharp & full of wit." - Winnipeg Free Press
5 Stars "A masterful monologist." - Uptown Magazine
5 Stars "You're not likely to find many better storytellers." - CBC
"You have no choice but to be captivated, held spellbound." - The Advertiser, Adelaide, Australia
"A 1-man storytelling tornado." - The Stage, Edinburgh
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:03 PM CDT: