New York City storyteller Martin Dockery returns to the fringe with another manically conveyed, semi-improvisational personal tale, this time about a trip to southeast Asia with a lifetime of family baggage, two pieces of acid-laced chewing gum and the love of his life.
The surprise ostensibly involves his septuagenarian dad, who has started a new family in Vietnam, complete with a pair of new siblings for Dockery to meet. This forces him to ponder existential questions of his own — and deal with a much heavier gut-kick of a revelation.
Dockery’s intensity is tempered by self-deprecating humour and a love of the absurd. All gangly arms and legs, he’s impossible not to watch; the hour-long show flies by in minutes.
— Bartley Kives