Read Reviews for Wakey, Wakey at the Signature Theatre

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Will Eno’s newest play, a meditation on life and mortality, receives its world premiere at the Off-Broadway theatre.
January LaVoy and Michael Emerson
January LaVoy and Michael Emerson Joan Marcus

The world premiere of Will Eno’s Wakey, Wakey officially opened February 27 at the Signature Theatre Off-Broadway starring Michael Emerson and January LaVoy. With direction by Eno, the new play is a meditation on life, with a focus on enjoying the simple pleasures while one still can.

Following an extension announcement, the engagement is scheduled to play through March 26 in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Performances began February 7.

Read reviews for Wakey, Wakey below:

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)
The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)
The New York Times (Ben Brantley)
Time Out New York (David Cote)
Vulture (Jesse Green)
The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Here’s how Signature bills the new show: “What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there? This funny, moving, and thought-provoking new play challenges the notion of what really matters and recognizes the importance of life’s simple pleasures. (All of which might sound dreary, but there’s a chance this will be a really good experience.)”

The creative team is made up of scenic designer Christine Jones, costume designer Michael Krass, lighting designer David Lander, sound designer Nevin Steinberg, projection designer Peter Nigrini, and production stage manager David H. Lurie.

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