Vanessa Quesnelle in Moonlight After Midnight. Photo by Andrew Alexander.
Vanessa Quesnelle in Moonlight After Midnight. Photo by Andrew Alexander.

You’ll have a pretty good idea of what is about to happen in Moonlight After Midnight about five minutes in, but its sweet journey is well worth this surprisingly quiet ride.

Meeting inside a hotel room as a comet passes overhead, a man and woman meet for the first time. Or do they? In Martin Dockery’s sometimes complex story, fact and fiction become blurred lines as he slowly pieces together the relationship between the two characters.

The chemistry between Dockery and Vanessa Quesnelle is electric, playing off each other with a genuine connection that makes the sometimes heady piece feel grounded.

It isn’t so much a mystery as it is a love story.

Moonlight After Midnight by Martin Dockery.  A Concrete Drops production. Part of the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival.  On stage at the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island) until September 14. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.