Company: Martin Dockery, Brooklyn, NY
Genre: Storytelling / Spoken Word
Venue: 12 - WAG - Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Dockery weaves his tale in astonishingly vivid detail, going from terrifying to funny to bizarre to just plain gross.
The show opens with Martin Dockery seated at a desk with a microphone wearing a cowboy hat, darkness masking his face. He is gestureless as he tells a chilling tale about a strange cast of characters involved in a car accident in the desert.
What follows is a bewildering, surreal series of events that takes us from the desert to sex on a photocopier to a band of depressed barbarians building Rome in a day to an artist who blows his nose off. Seriously.
So is it a dream? An illusion? A wild acid trip?
We are relieved when, at one point, he says "you are not meant to understand." And just when you really start scratching your head, he pulls in a thread to bring you back.
As a performance, it's an incredible feat of storytelling. Dockery weaves his tale in astonishingly vivid detail, going from terrifying to funny to bizarre to just plain gross.
He draws you in with his mellifluous, mesmerizing tone and his delivery is nearly impeccable.