“Comical . . . existential . . . poignant . . . a reminder of Eno’s role as a
“Brilliant . . . Get up, go out, see
“Glowingly dark, profoundly moving”
“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.”
“Tony Hale delights”
“Simultaneously hilarious and touching
“. . . a work of humor, humanity and grace that makes you want to hug your lover, your neighbor and maybe an usher
“A communal evening where we co-create with the performer an experience that is compelling, moving,
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by Will Eno
Jan 23–Feb 16, 2020
This performance (comprising The Substitution and Wakey, Wakey) runs 90 minutes with no intermission or break between them.
“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.
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