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The Dark Fantastic by Martin Dockery

The Dark Fantastic by Martin Dockery

star star star star star star star star star star   Free Press Rating

star star star star star star star star star star   Average Reader Rating

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.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: None

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