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Wakey, Wakey by Will Eno

1 May 2019

“Webster’s performance radiates charm . . .
Captivating, superbly funny” – Austin Chronicle

“Universal and timeless” – Houston Press

Wakey, Wakey by Will Eno

Capital T presents

Wakey, Wakey

by Will Eno

Directed by Mark Pickell

Starring Ken Webster and Maria Latiolais

May 16th -June 1st

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre    511 W 43rd St

A stand-up routine performed at the edge of death, Wakey, Wakey by Will Eno grapples inventively and honestly with the human impulse to keep expressing ourselves, even as we near our inevitable end. The result is joyous, surprising, frequently funny, and ultimately rapturous. WAKEY, WAKEY offers a kind of spiritual bookend to Eno’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated one-man show THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)

Wakey, Wakey features Austin Arts Hall of Fame member Ken Webster and Maria Latiolais and is directed by Cap T artistic Director Mark Pickell.  

Running Time: 70 minutes without intermission


Ken Webster

Maria Latiolais

Will Eno – Playwright

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 Marisa Tomei. The Realistic Joneses won a Drama Desk Award, was named USA Today’s “Best Play on Broadway,” topped the The Guardian’s 2014 list of American plays, and was included in The N.Y. Times’ “Best Theatre of 2014.” The Open House won the 2014 Obie Award, the Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and a Drama Desk Award, and was included in both the Time Out New York and Time Magazine Top 10 Plays of the Year. Title and Deed was on The N.Y. Times and The New Yorker magazine’s Top Ten Plays of 2012. His play Gnit, a loving but aggressive adaptation of Peer Gynt, premiered at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville in 2013. Middletown, winner of the Horton Foote Award, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre and subsequently at Steppenwolf Theater and many other American Theaters and universities. His internationally heralded play Thom Pain (based on nothing) ran at the Geffen Playhouse in Winter of 2016 starring Rainn Wilson, was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He was recently awarded the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award. His plays are published by Samuel French, TCG, Dramatists Play Service, and playscripts, in the U.S., and Oberon Books in London.