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Oh, That Wily Snake!

January 26th-February 10th
Thurs, Fri, and Sat. 8pm
$18/$15 Student and Senior
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With the forbidden promise of a wild flight through paradise, a man attempts to seduce a woman onto his aeronautical bed.

Following years of performing theatrical monologues all across The U.S., Canada, & Australia (Wanderlust, The Bike Trip, The Surprise, and The Holy Land Experience), Martin Dockery brings his award-winning two-person play home to New York City, the last stop on an eight-city tour across North America. As the story of a man trying to get a woman into his flying bed, Oh, That Wily Snake! appears, at first, to be a surreal comedy. But as the fantastical adventure unfolds, the battle between temptation and fidelity turns ever more serious, climaxing in a moment that resonates from the very beginning of time.

2011 reviews of Oh, That Wily Snake!
“Terrific performances and crazily Inventive.” –The Vancouver Courier, Vancouver
 “Superb performers.” –The Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
“Standout performances that perfectly straddle the comedic, quirky and menacing parts of the script.” –The Star Phoenix, Saskatoon
“Great performances & a script that has everything – hilarity, wit and philosophy.”
–Vue Weekly, Edmonton
“The dialogue is so clever & witty you wish you had the gift to be so inventive yourself.”
–Edmonton Sun, Edmonton
“Funny & intense.” –Plank Magazine, Vancouver
éééé You become entranced.” –London Free Press
***2011 BEST ACTRESS AWARD, London Fringe Festival: Vanessa Quesnelle***

Past Accolades for Martin Dockery:
Adelaide Critics Circle Award, Vancouver Pick-of-the-Fringe, Edmonton Hold-Over, Winnipeg Best-of-Fest, London Fringe Best Original Work & Impresario Award, San Francisco Fringe Best Solo Performer, Frigid Fringe Audience Choice Award

MARTIN DOCKERY (Playwright & Actor) is a frequent performer in New York’s storytelling scene. Over the past three years, he’s created five monologues and one play, performing them across North America and Australia.
His four autobiographical, theatrical monologues Wanderlust, The Surprise, (both directed by Jean-Michele Gregory), The Bike Trip, The Holy Land Experience, and his newest fictional monologue, Bursting Into Flames, have enjoyed successful runs in New York City, San Francisco, Orlando, London, Toronto, Winnipeg, Fresno, Charleston, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, Bellingham, Seattle, New Orleans, Phoenix, & Adelaide (where he won the 2011 Critics Circle Award). He also headlined the 2011 London Storytelling Festival. In 2012, he will be performing Wanderlust in the Ottawa Fringe and The Melbourne Comedy Festival. He will be returning to Orlando, Vancouver, and Adelaide with Bursting Into Flames. He will be performing The Surprise in Winnipeg and The Holy Land Experience in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.
In 2011, Martin performed Oh, That Wily Snake! with actress Vanessa Quesnelle in Fresno, Orlando, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The play also appears in the McGraw-Hill anthology textbook Literature.

VANESSA QUESNELLE (Actor) Her previous acting credits include Amy in Company (Fountainhead Productions), for which she was nominated for a Beat Dish Award for Best Supporting Actress, Nurse Wilson in 7 Stories (Passionfool Theatre), Pierrette in Les Belles Soeurs (Passionfool Theatre), Helena in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Passionfool Theatre), Suzanne in Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Theatre Woodstock), Margot Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank (Theatre Woodstock), for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress at WODL Festival, Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream (CAST), Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie(QP Productions). Vanessa co-directed Play by Samuel Beckett and One for the Road by Harold Pinter (Passionfool Theatre). She has also worked as Stage Manager and Lighting Technician for numerous productions over the years. In 2011 she toured Oh, That Wily Snake!by Martin Dockery to festivals in Fresno, Orlando, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Vancouver.

Martin Dockery, 2009-2011 DISTINCTIONS
Adelaide Critics Circle Award –Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wanderlust; Hold-Over –Edmonton Fringe Festival, The Surprise; Best Drama ­–The CBC at The Winnipeg Fringe, Bursting Into Flames
Pick of the Fringe –Vancouver Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Hold-Over –Edmonton Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Entire run sold-out –Edmonton Fringe Festival, Wanderlust,
Entire run sold-out –Victoria Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Multiple Sell Outs Award –Rogue Festival, Wanderlust, Best in Fest –Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, The Bike Trip, Best in Fest –Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Fringe Festival, The Bike Trip,
Held-Over –New York FRIGID Fest, The Bike Trip
Best Solo Performance –San Francisco Fringe Festival, The Surprise, Outstanding Solo Performer –Nominee New York Innovative Theater Awards, The Surprise, Outstanding Short Play –Nominee New York Innovative Theater Awards, The Surprise, Best of Fest –Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Best Original Work –London Fringe Festival, Wanderlust,
Impresario Award –London Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Sold Out Award –Orlando Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Best in Venue –Orlando Fringe Festival, Wanderlust,
soloNOVA Breakthrough Performer–NY soloNOVA Festival, The Surprise,
Audience Choice Award –New York FRIGID Fest, The Surprise


BEST ACTRESS AWARD: Vanessa Quesnelle in Oh, That Wily Snake! –London Fringe Festival, London, ON
éééé You become entranced.” –London Free Press, London, ON
“Quesnelle and Dockery’s chemistry sizzles... They’re naturals — What a ride!” –Beat Magazine, London, ON
“Very strong performances and a ton of laughs.” ­–TheatreinLondon.ca, London, ON.
“Fast-paced and engaging.” –Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL
“Dockery’s writing is slyly comical, and he’s especially funny... A provocative dream.–Maupin on Theatre, Orlando, FL
“Superb performers.” –The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
“Fantastic chemistry, you’ll laugh your heart out!” –The Jenny Revue, Winnipeg, MB
“Standout performances that perfectly straddle the comedic, quirky and menacing parts of the script.” –The Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK
“Great performances by the cast and a script that houses a bit of everything -hilarity, wit and philosophy.” –Vue Weekly, Edmonton, AB
“Remarkable chemistry between two superb performers... Their two styles mesh like a finely tuned engine... The dialogue is so clever and witty that you wish you had the gift to be that inventive yourself.” –Edmonton Sun, Edmonton, AB
“Terrific performances and crazily inventive.” –The Vancouver Courier, Vancouver, BC
“The play is a funny and intense piece, backed by nuanced performances that really allowed Dockery’s script to shine... The actors’ timing is right on... One of my festival favorites.” –Plank Magazine, Vancouver, BC
“In a story woven with the wackiest of magic realism, a solid script gives both characters a chance to shine.” –The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC
“Surreal and amusing... Mysteriously diverting and fun.” –The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB