“Comical . . . existential . . . poignant . . . a reminder of Eno’s role as a
Beckett for our times”

San Francisco Examiner

“Brilliant . . . Get up, go out, see
Wakey, Wakey”

48 Hills

“Glowingly dark, profoundly moving”
The New York Times

“positively hopeful and life affirming” “There are so many things we can do with the limited time we’re given. Absorbing Wakey, Wakey would be a good use of that time.”
Theater Dogs

“Tony Hale delights”

“Simultaneously hilarious and touching
. . . this is heart medicine with
no side effects.”

Talkin' Broadway

“. . . a work of humor, humanity and grace that makes you want to hug your lover, your neighbor and maybe an usher
on the way out.”


“A communal evening where we co-create with the performer an experience that is compelling, moving,
and thought-provoking”

Theatre Eddys

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groups of 10 or more,
email groups@act-sf.org
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by Will Eno
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Starring two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale

Jan 23–Feb 16, 2020
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

This performance (comprising The Substitution and Wakey, Wakey) runs 90 minutes with no intermission or break between them.

An intimate comedy about love, life, and what it means to be human.

“Is it now? I thought I had more time.” Over the course of a very special hour, a man considers his entire life. What does he remember? What will he share? What does it mean? Funny, quirky, and provocative, Wakey, Wakey is an intimate new comedy from Obie Award–winning playwright Will Eno—a surprising yet familiar look at what it means and how it feels to be human.

Experience the play that has everyone talking—plus a never-before-seen companion play, The Substitution, commissioned and developed by A.C.T. and written by Eno featuring Kathryn Smith-McGlynn alongside students from A.C.T.’s acclaimed MFA program, and refreshments to follow the show. Starring two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development,Toy Story 4), Wakey, Wakey is a remarkable combination of the extraordinary and the everyday that invites you to share the pleasure, humor, and beautiful mystery of life.

This production contains haze, theatrical smoke, loud noises, and flashing lights. For additional context about this production, click here.

In the February 9 performance of Wakey, Wakey, the role of Guy, usually played by Tony Hale, will be played by Todd Cerveris. Tony will be attending the Academy Awards for his movie Toy Story 4, which is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. We will be supporting him on February 9 and we are excited to see the talented and accomplished Todd Cerveris on the Geary stage for Wakey, Wakey.

If you have any questions, please contact the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228.

Open caption performance: Saturday, Feb 8 at 2 p.m.
Support for Open Captioning is provided in part by TDF. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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