The Surprise
The Surprise

An unbelievably true story! While traveling in Saigon with his girlfriend, Dockery discovers he has 3½-year old half-Vietnamese twin siblings, 36-years younger than him. Called “A master storyteller” by The Post & Courier (The Bike Trip) and “A gifted physical comic” by Charleston City Paper (Bursting Into Flames), Brooklyn-based storyteller Martin Dockery returns to Theater 99 for a wild, true tale that is hilarious, heart-breaking, and a hair’s breadth away from impossible. “5 STARS: Crazy, spiraling spontaneity… a story masterfully woven together.” –The Edmonton Journal. “Effortlessly captivating!” –The Vancouver Sun.


May 31 at 5:00 p.m., June 3 at 7:00 p.m., June 7 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased up to 2 hours before a given performance at the Piccolo Spoleto Box Office. 

Charleston Visitor Center located at 375 Meeting Street 

May 7-May 22: Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm 

May 23-June 7: Open Daily 9am-5pm


If a show is not sold out, tickets will be sold for cash or check at Theatre 99 box office starting one hour before a given performance.


There are no phone reservations during Piccolo Fringe (May 23 - June 7).