FOUR STARS | You need to accept the agony along with the ecstasy on this powerful Fringe journey
Company: Martin Dockery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Venue: 26 — ACI Manitoba
Winnipeg loves Martin Dockery. True story.
If the opening night crowd was any indication, then you'd better get your tickets quickly or line up early. The author of seven past Fringe hits, Dockery sold out his premiere performance just minutes after the box office opened.
At crucial junctions of the performance, it seems as though [Dockery's] entire being vibrates with the effort to transmit his tales.- Michelle Palansky
Delirium is a trio of tales from Dockery's life that examine the indifference of the universe, the possibility and practicality of cross-border love, and the absolute immutability of the fact that one day everyone you know will someday die.
Yup, it gets pretty heavy. Like, black cloak and scythe heavy. If you buy the ticket to take this ride you need to accept the agony along with the ecstasy on this journey into Delirium. But Dockery is a Fringe favourite and a master storyteller. At crucial junctions of the performance, it seems as though his entire being vibrates with the effort to transmit his tales.
Accept the mortality of it all and you will certainly enjoy the show.