Like all good theatre lovers, I believe in the sanctity of live performance. Yet writer/director Aldo Miyashiro pushes this belief to its limit asking his audience to wrestle with the question, is theatre to die for….literally? Wake Show follows the story of Peruvian playwright, Leonardo Ovideo, whose career has not granted him the success he anticipated. Determined to fill the empty house, Leonardo writes a play for a one-night performance and casts four actors. The twist? The performance demands that all four actors must die on stage. Such controversy sparks interest, publicity, and hearsay about the piece building up to a sold-out opening night. Will the actors commit to their performance or will Leonardo’s career tell a different tragedy?
Perfect for frequent theatre goers or friends of actors who have thought to themselves, “will this play ever end?!? – Wake Show portrays the both the beautiful and egotistical elements of one of mankind’s oldest forms of storytelling while exploring what is worth sacrificing in the name or artistic vision.