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by Will Eno

directed by Christopher Mirto

October 18 - November 10, 2019

Midwest Premiere

2011 Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play

Run time: 80 minutes
This play is presented with no intermission
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Situations

Audience members who remember past Dobama productions of Will Eno’s plays know that they are in for a memorable night at the theatre, full of hearty laughs and moments that will touch you.

WAKEY, WAKEY was called “profoundly moving” by The New York Times and Variety called it "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.” This new play from Pulitzer Prize-nominee Will Eno (The Realistic Joneses, Middletown, Thom Pain) features a guy named Guy who knows, like all of us on some level, that he is about to die. Guy engages the audience in a conversation about life and what is worth celebrating, what is worth treasuring, and what is worth letting go in this moving and hilarious play.

THURSDAY (eve); 7:30pm - $32
FRIDAY (eve); 8:00pm - $38
SATURDAY (eve); 8:00pm - $38
SUNDAY (mat.); 2:30pm - $35

*Senior Discount: $2 off any regularly priced ticket

*Student, AEA, & active Military discounts: $15 - Thursday performances ; $20 - Friday thru Sunday.

*There is a $3 processing fee per ticket for all credit card transactions, including online, by phone, and in person.

*Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available for any available seat beginning one hour prior to every performance.

*The first Sunday of every production is a 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Can performance

*Preview performances September 4-5: Preview Performances are $17, but need-based Pay-What-You-Can tickets are also available for previews.

Earlier Event: October 24
Later Event: November 7