Rogue Performer Preview: Every Good Story Ends With One

Feb 25, 2023 | 2023 Articles, Arts & Entertainment, Rogue Festival

by Martin Dockery

The Rogue Festival is almost here! Here is another of several Rogue Performer Preview articles that will be going up between now and March 3. You will be able to find all of them, along with a preview article about the Festival itself, in our Rogue Festival category and you can find more info on our Rogue Festival event page over on KRL News and Reviews. Tickets for the Rogue Festival can be purchased on their website and you can find this year’s schedule.

I’m very excited to reactivate my frequent flyer account and make my way across the continent to the Rogue Festival. (For my eighth time!) It’s still winter here in Brooklyn, but there will be flowers blooming in Fresno. I have no allergies. Let’s do this.

My show, Every Good Story Ends With One, won the Pick of the Fringe in Vancouver this past September. It’s a funny, straight-shooting mystery with clues and reveals and reversals all along the way. And best of all, it’s a 100% true story.

What’s it about? Well, while in Australia, I was touring a show that was failing spectacularly — a show that gave me insight on what it might be like to die, as I was doing it nightly on stage.

And so it was particularly surprising — no, mind blowing — I began to receive complimentary letters and gifts from someone who secretly admired what I was doing. It was like receiving love letters in Hell. As the notes began to pile up, I found myself in something of a relationship with the person writing them: a woman named Erin. It was a most strange relationship because we never met. Nor could I directly respond to her letters. I could only talk to her from the stage and assume she was hearing me from out there in the audience. Eventually, we would meet, of course. Wouldn’t we? And then… what? Who was this mysterious woman? What did she want? And what did it mean to know someone only through what she wrote to me – most of which were her thoughts on who I am?

Every Good Story Ends With One ends with one of the best twists you’ll ever hear of in a story. Only the most attentive audience member will see it coming, and only if they’re quick to decipher the clues and unlock the riddle at the heart of the story. It’s going to be fun … and funny! Hope to see you there.

A little bit about me: I extensively tour theater festivals across the world for the majority of the year. I’ve won fifty Best of Fest awards for my ten solo shows and six two-person plays. For more, please visit

Every Good Story Ends With One
Written & performed by Martin Dockery
Length: 60 minutes

Venue:The LAByrinth Arts Collective, 1470 N Van Ness Ave
Performance Dates & Times: Saturday, March 4 @ 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 5 @ 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 9 @ 7 p.m.
Friday, March 10 @ 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 @ 2 p.m.

If you love local theatre, be sure to check out Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast, which features mysteries read by local actors. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and also on podbean.

Check out more theatre reviews & other local entertainment articles in our Arts & Entertainment section. You can also find more theatre coming up on KRL’s Local Theatre event page.


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