Wheelhouse Theater Company's Happy Birthday, Wanda June Transfers to The Duke

Off-Broadway News   Wheelhouse Theater Company's Happy Birthday, Wanda June Transfers to The Duke
 
The Kurt Vonnegut play moves uptown following an acclaimed, extended run at the Gene Frankel Theater.
Jason O'Connell, Kate MacCluggage, and Matt Harrington in Happy Birthday Wanda June
Jason O'Connell, Kate MacCluggage, and Matt Harrington in Happy Birthday Wanda June Jeremy Daniel

Wheelhouse Theater Company's revival of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s Happy Birthday, Wanda June will transfer to The Duke on 42nd Street this fall. The Off-Broadway transfer follows a critically acclaimed spring production in the Gene Frankel Theater that extended its run by five weeks.

Jeffrey Wise directs a cast made up of Craig Wesley Divino, Finn Faulconer, Matt Harrington, Kareem Lucas, Kate MacCluggage, Jason O’Connell, and Charlotte Wise. Performances will begin October 18 at The Duke, for a run scheduled through November 29.

Vonnegut's first play, Happy Birthday, Wanda June premiered Off-Broadway at the Theater de Lys (now the Lucille Lortel) on October 7, 1970, before transferring to Broadway's Edison Theatre that same year.

The story of a war veteran and big game hunter who returns home after almost a decade, the play offers a searing and darkly comic look at American culture, capitalism, and toxic masculinity.

Vonnegut is a celebrated American writer whose novels include Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, and Breakfast of Champions.

For more information on the production visit WheelhouseTheater.org.

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