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Wake Up Call


  • IRT Theater 154 Christopher Street New York, NY, 10014 USA (map)

Synopsis: In the midst of an unexpected double shift (on Christmas Eve, no less) a group of degenerate hotel employees stumble their way through an unusual night of service. It’s a “coming of age when you’re already of age” story. Sometimes it takes a miracle to grow the hell up. ke Up Call s an 90 minute contemporary play set in the lobby of a luxury boutique hotel in New York City. In the respect that hotels are transitional places for the guests, the same is true for the people that work there. Navigating through the misadventures of the evening, from outlandish guests to unpredictable coworkers, we follow their journey into adulthood. Sort of.

Racioppo is sharply funny, giving out a natural charm that never seems dickish, even when he screams at people parking in the “no parking zone” (some truly funny moments happen with him literally screaming at cars we can’t see and then ending with “Happy Holidays...”).
— The Arts Wire Weekly
The most stellar aspect of Wake Up Call is undoubtedly how well the writing meshes with the chemistry of the actors... Racioppo and Gebauer’s bromance is particularly engaging, with their “I like my women like I like my…” exchanges generating constant laughs.
— Theatre is Easy

Director: Adam Thomas Smith
Playwrights: Veronica Cooper & Adam Thomas Smith
With: Veronica Cooper, Chris Gebauer, Jory Murphy, Brian Reilly, and Jennifer Teska

Earlier Event: November 28
White People’s Problems
Later Event: March 7
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