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Wakey, Wakey - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Wakey, Wakey

Will Eno

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: PMS0000000230

"Glowingly dark, profoundly moving...Wakey, Wakey retains a Beckettian sense of human existence as an absurdist vaudeville, a slapstick of failing and falling, despite all aspirations to dignity." - The New York Times

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Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Maybe the common room of a hospital.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TAGS

Aging, Death, Memory

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

"Is it now? I thought I had more time."

These first words in Will Eno's play are spoken by Guy, a man who knows he is about to die. The play questions why we are here and the journeys that everyone takes to eventually get to the same place. Eno challenges what is worth celebrating in life and and what is worth treasuring in this funny and touching play.

REVIEWS

"Glowingly dark, profoundly moving...Wakey, Wakey retains a Beckettian sense of human existence as an absurdist vaudeville, a slapstick of failing and falling, despite all aspirations to dignity." - The New York Times, Read More 

"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." - Variety, Read More 

"Pain and solace, loss and gratitude; contradictory feelings collide like bumper cars...Eno's unique voice — quizzical, perceptive, assertively compassionate — is one to be celebrated." - The Hollywood Reporter, Read More


Check out these photos from the Signature Theatre production of Wakey, Wakey in February 2017.


Wakey, Wakey premiered at the Signature Theatre in New York City in February 2017 under the direction of Will Eno.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

GUY - male, 40s-60s, youthful looking but might suddenly look gaunt or unwell, in the wrong (right) lighting. He's in a wheelchair. 
LISA - female 30s-50s. A warm and caring person, but not inclined toward any kind of sentimentality. Loving, and, matter-of-fact, in equal amounts.
Videos
  • Will Eno on his play Wakey, Wakey

  • Press coverage on Wakey, Wakey

Author
Will Eno

Will Eno

Will Eno is a Residency Five Fellow at the Signature Theatre in New York, which presented Title and Deed in 2012, and The Open House, in 2014. His new play, Wakey, Wakey premiered there in February 2017. Following an acclaimed run at Yale Repertory Theatre, his play The Realistic Joneses was on Broadway in 2014, directed by Sam Gold and staring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and ... view full profile

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