Happy Birthday, Wanda June
October 6, 2012 - October 28, 2012
Harold Ryan is a ‘man’s man’ with a beautiful young wife (his fourth), a house full of hunting trophies, and a lust for...everything. Missing for seven years, having left on a quest for diamonds in the Amazon, he returns to find a wife beset by suitors, a son he barely knows, and a world in which his violent conquering spirit no longer belongs. If indeed it ever did.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., author of Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, uses the Ulysses homecoming story to take dramatic aim at America’s love affair with war and warriors. With Penelope as a former carhop, doorbells by Abercrombie and Fitch, and Jesus and Hitler playing shuffleboard in heaven, even Australopithecus, Pithecanthropus erectus and the Neanderthalers are back on Earth:
to see how it ends.
Reserved tickets are held until 10 minutes prior to each performance, at which point they may be made available to walk ups. Payment for all shows is taken at the door, in cash, check, MasterCard, or Visa. We request that you provide us with contact information so that we may notify you in the event of a cancellation or other unforeseen problem.
Ticket prices: Tickets are $18 for the opening night performance and gala, $15 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $10 on Thursdays and Sundays. There is a special pay-what-you-can performance on Monday, October 15.
Media Coverage of Happy Birthday, Wanda June:
- Aisle Say Twin Cities: Happy Birthday, Wanda June, by Sophie Kerman
- TC Daily Planet: Nimbus Theatre does Kurt Vonnegut justice with "Happy Birthday, Wanda June", by Emily Cain
- Lavendar Magazine: Spotlight: Guthrie’s 50th Season Launch: Tales From Hollywood, Engaged, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Meronymy, ’8′, by John Townsend
- City Pages: Vonnegut's 'Happy Birthday, Wanda June' opens at Nimbus , by Sheila Regan
Online Media Kit: nimbus produces Vonnegut play
Director Josh Cragun Stage Manager Alyssa Thompson Set Design Liz Neerland Costume Designer Jeni O’Malley Sound Designer Jacob M. Davis Lighting Design Mitchell Frazier Property Design Jenny Moeller Penelope Ryan Anna Sutheim Harold Ryan Kevin Carnahan Norbert Woodly Jeremy S. Wendt Looseleaf Harper William P. Studer Paul Ryan Naveh Shavit-Lonstein Herb Shuttle John T. Zeiler Wanda June Adeline Wendt Von Kongswald Song Kim Mildred Heidi Berg