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Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, January 31, 2019
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 2, 2019
An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 3, 2019
From the mind of Will Eno—once dubbed “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation”—comes WAKEY, WAKEY, a play that calls to mind a stand-up routine performed at the edge of death that the New York Times called “glowingly dark, profoundly moving.” Through its lead character, a dying man named Guy, the play 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), staged by Catastrophic in a 2016 production that the Houston Press called “a searing lesson in how life is messy and wonderful and sucks from time to time.”
In an unprecedented partnership, The Catastrophic Theatre and the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance will co-present a visiting production of WAKEY, WAKEY, created by Hyde Park Theatre (HPT) in Austin, TX—a partnership that came about with encouragement from Eno himself. HPT Artistic Director Ken Webster directs the show and stars as Guy alongside co-star Rebecca Robinson. WAKEY, WAKEY is presented in a limited run at the José Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance.