$20 Cover ($15 Students & Seniors) / Start 8pm / Doors 7:30pm
Acclaimed storyteller Martin Dockery retraces the narrative of his grandfather’s book on butterflies, connecting his own true stories to universal themes of love and death. Equally comical and heartbreaking, Delirium takes audiences from a Toronto airport to the Nevada desert, and from a Brooklyn apartment to the Mexican haven of the Monarch butterfly, recounting tales of falling in love and falling apart. This production will feature a unique collaboration with the musicians of The Fourth Wall, who will serve as Dockery’s opening act and resident house band.
Brooklyn-based Martin Dockery spends the majority of the year touring his eight one-person shows through Canada, Australia, the UK, and the US. Six of them are autobiographical (Wanderlust, The Surprise, the Bike Trip, The Holy Land Experience,The Exclusion Zone, and Delirium) and two are fictional (Bursting Into Flames and The Dark Fantastic). He has won "Best of Fest" awards at theater festivals in Vancouver, Ottawa, New York, Orlando, London, Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Victoria, San Francisco, and Adelaide. He's performed at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and twice headlined the London Storytelling Festival in England. Dockery has also written and performed with his theater company Concrete Drops. He has toured with Vanessa Quesnelle across North America in his original two-person plays Oh, That Wily Snake!, The Pit, Moonlight After Midnight, Love Is A Battlefield, and with Jon Paterson in Inescapable. He has a BA in English from Kenyon College (where he won the Paul Newman Award for acting) and an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University.
The Fourth Wall explores a new hybrid of the performing arts in which musicians are also dancers and actors. Stretching the boundaries of instrumental performance, The Fourth Wall commissions new interdisciplinary works and reimagines established repertoire to make music that leaps off the stage. “The Fourth Wall Presents…” is a series which pairs the ensemble's interdisciplinary approach with an eclectic roster of performing artists, showcasing works that defy description and transcend genre.