Bay Area Theater

Interview: Will Eno, playwright “Wakey Wakey”

Will Eno (left) and Richard Wolinsky.

Will Eno is the author of the play “Wakey Wakey” starring Tony Hale, directed by Anne Kauffman, at ACT’s Geary Theatre through February 16, 2019. He is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky.

Will Eno has written several successful plays, including Thom Pain (based on nothing), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005, The Realistic Joneses, which won a Drama Desk Special Award for its Broadway run in 2014, and Open House, which won an Off-Broadway Obie Award, also in 2014.

Wakey, Wakey concerns a guy (named Guy) who is nearing death and looking back on all that life has to offer. In the interview, Will Eno discusses how he came to write the play, as well as highlights from his own career as a playwright.

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