two actors sit side by side holding connected tin cans to their ears.

The Stakeout

Created by Martin Dockery | Produced by Concrete Drops Theatre | Origin: New York City, USA
Venue 2 – ODD Box
12 + fees

Show Details

Fresh off their NYC Off-Broadway run, The Stakeout is a comedy/drama about two men on a stakeout of two men on a stakeout of them. Wild, disorienting, funny, & heartfelt. A head trip about fathers, sons, and one’s sense of self. Dramatically ambitious and disorienting in the best possible way…

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  • Thursday, June 15th9:30pm
  • Saturday, June 17th2:00pm
  • Monday, June 19th8:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 20th10:00pm
  • Thursday, June 22nd9:00pm
  • Saturday, June 24th6:30pm
  • Sunday, June 25th8:00pm
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Written by Martin Dockery (FORBIDDEN CITY! – 2022 Ottawa Fringe Patron’s Pick). Directed by Vanessa Quesnelle, and starring Andrew Broaddus & Martin Dockery. “4.5 STARS: A phenomenal story told with impeccable cadence.” -Winnipeg Free Press. “5 STARS: The Stakeout is comedy and drama, magic and wonder, all wrapped up in one of the best performances of the year.” -Edmonton Journal.

6 responses to “The Stakeout

  1. I feel you. A statement that has so many possibilities. That’s the beauty of a Martin Dockery vehicle: word play is always in, uh, play. “The Stakeout” moves away from his usual monotravelogue sweet spot into a buddy-buddy wordy-wordy spar during a stakeout. A stakeout that is full of mystery, even to the stakeouters. There’s confusion, and doubt, and blurred lines, and not all of it is due to a dirty windshield.

    Young old, rookie vet, father son, son father, there’s a flippy floppy yin-yang deliciousness to this Lazy Susan platter of thespian appetizers. What goes around comes around in what might be a virtual house of mirrors.

    Snappy answers to probing questions fly back and forth in head-spinning succession. The witty banter carefully uncovers some deep dark thoughts behind the bravado staccato mansplaining, as comedy turns to drama at the drop of a hat. Dockery and Broaddus engage in a well choreographed scrap, jabbing zingers at the speed of spit with nary a slip.

    A wonderfully complex story slowly unravels amidst the verbal slapstick, bringing everything full circle. Maybe more. And in this case, more is definitely good.

    Not to be. missed.

    – hipCRANK

  2. Sam Beckett does procedural drama, with echoes of Tom Stoppard – I’d never seen a Martin Dockery show before but I sure won’t miss another if it’s in the area.

    Just the right amount of absurdism, Dockery and Broaddus are convincing, charming, and polished without ever seeming even a little bit stiff.

    I didn’t expect the emotional pull this show would have.

    I’m not generally here for stories with cops as heroes, and this play subverted all of my hesitations brilliantly.

    Fatherhood, personhood, expectations, and toucans. See it.

  3. See any good vistas lately?

    This show is such a fun romp. We’ve got great writing, subtle comedy that takes several turns, and wonderful actors. There are quite a few emotions in this play and if you get a chance, I hope you’ll get to see it.

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