W.K. is a play about love--it's about your first love and mine. Driven by movement, this pop culture collage follows a 7-year romance from beginning to end. Filled with swing dancing, karaoke, sex, revenge, and lots of kissing, W.K. asks the question: how does your first love change you and can you ever return to the way you were before?
Taking place over 7 years, we witness the ecstatic beginnings of love and eventual deterioration of intimacy between our two main characters, Willie and Kathy. As their relationship progresses, Willie & Kathy find themselves no longer able to speak to with one another. As their communication drops away, the body becomes the main instrument for dialogue, creating a world of sharp changes and deep misunderstanding.
W.K. features the music of the local award-winning band, Mobley. Mobley is the nom de plume of frontman Anthony Watkins II, a songwriter/producer whose work has been featured in commercials, trailers, films, and on HBO's "True Blood".
Directed by Katherine Wilkinson (www.katherinewilkinson.com),
W.K. features choreography by Celina Chapin and stars Aaron Alexander and Celina Chapin. Dramaturgy and scenic design by Zoey Cane Beylea and Sarah Loucks.
Video by Zoey Cane Beylea. Media Design by Ra'chel Lowery (www.raello.com).
W.K. was devised and created by the Gale Theatre Company ensemble.
The VORTEX is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
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