Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Solo performer Martin Dockery rides into town in his internationally acclaimed solo play, "The Bike Trip", in which he sets out to recreate the exact circumstances of the first LSD trip by the drug's inventor, Albert Hoffman in 1943. With painstaking attention to detail, Dockery locates the office in Switzerland where Hoffman invented LSD, ingested it for the first time, and from which he rode his bike to his home while under the influence. Dockery's recreation of this first test is far from another trip around the block. What it is exactly is a little harder to say. Seen only once in New York, "The Bike Trip" has earned best-of-festival awards at the Winnipeg Fringe, the Orlando Fringe, and the London Fringe.