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Piccolo Fringe: Wanderlust 

When: Sat., June 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sun., June 6, 7-8 p.m., Fri., June 11, 7-8 p.m. and Sat., June 12, 4-5 p.m. 2010
Price: $16/advance, $15/door

A comic monologue about searching for an epiphany — any epiphany at all. After more than a decade of temping, both at work and in relationships, a man embarks on a solo trip deep into Africa. Part of Piccolo Fringe at Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

One-man travelogue
Wanderlust is N.Y.-based Martin Dockery's one-man theatrical monologue about his five-month backpacking trip to Africa. It covers all the bases, including his phone call to his engaged ex-girlfriend and the epiphany that started it all. He dresses the part in full safari gear.

Festival favorite
Dockery's performances have won him awards all over the festival circuit, including "Best Original Work" at the London Fringe Festival and "Best in Venue" at the Orlando Fringe Festival, both for Wanderlust. He also won awards for The Surprise and is touring with his new act The Bike Trip this year. He also won the "Multiple Sellouts Award" at the Rogue Festival, so if it's any indication of his presence at Piccolo Spoleto, be sure to buy tickets early.

Winging it
Wanderlust is directed by Jean-Michele Gregory, a past Piccolo performer, and the show has no script, so it's different every time you see it. He focuses on different parts of his story depending on how he feels that night. His enthusiasm for his Saharan adventures is both inspiring and entertaining.

— Caroline Eubanks
click to enlarge CATHRYN LYNNE
  • Cathryn Lynne


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