Wakey, Wakey

Wakey, Wakey

by  Will Eno

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

"[A] glowingly dark, profoundly moving new play." - The New York Times
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Wakey, Wakey

Wakey, Wakey

by  Will Eno

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

"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, like all of us, on some level, that 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 what is worth treasuring in this moving and funny play.

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"[A] glowingly dark, profoundly moving new play." - 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 […]

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  • Will Eno on his play Wakey, Wakey
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Keywords

Aging, Death, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: Maybe the common room of a hospital.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

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.
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Cast Attributes

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Authors

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, direct ...

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

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