The Man Who


Inspired by The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks, an ensemble of four actors presents the fantastic perceptual worlds of 17 different patients, as compassionately explored by caring, inquisitive doctors not unlike Dr Sacks himself.  Director Peter Brook wrote: "We all have a brain and we think we know it.  But the moment we go inside, we find we are on another planet -- this is the valley of astonishment."

Presented by Spooky Action Theater

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $40

Discount Tickets Available Check Goldstar for discount seating

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Box Office Phone: 202-248-0301

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/11/2017 - 06/04/2017
Sunday 03:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates
Performer Role
David Gaines Doctor/Patient
Tuyet T Pham Doctor/Patient
Eva Wilhelm Doctor/Patient
Production Personnel
Peter Brook
Richard Henrich
Costume Designer
Kim Sammis
Set Designer
Giorgos Tsappas
Sound Designer
Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Lighting Designer
Colin Dieck
David Schulman
Associate Director - Elena Day


Spooky Action Theater
1810 16th St NW , Washington, DC 20009
About the Venue:
Enter at the front door of the Universalist National Memorial Church. Free parking at the Masonic Temple at 16th & R St. Enter from 16th St in the middle of the block between R & S Streets via the alley directly opposite Riggs Place NW. Entrance to the parking lot is on the left, behind the Temple.

Getting There

  • Dupont Circle (Red Line)
  • U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • about 0.5 miles from U Street and Dupont Circle Metro Stations. Also accessible by the S2 and S4 Metrobus Lines.


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
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