Happy Birthday, Wanda June

by Kurt Vonnegut

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.

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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:

Online Media Kit: nimbus produces Vonnegut play

Dramatis Personae

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