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Bruka Theatre
Reno, NV
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Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.   Directed by John Blomberg
A Socially Minded Comedy In The Vonnegut Tradition
PERFORMANCE DATES:  JANUARY 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25A, 26, 27, 28   FEBRUARY 2, 3, 4 @ 8 PM  
MATINEE:  JANUARY 22* @ 2 PM   2017
*Followed by a talkback with the company

RENO, NV.  In his first published play: Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Kurt Vonnegut finds a powerful vehicle for his tragicomically imagination. It is a social comedy about men who enjoy killingand those who dont.
The Plot:  Odysseus comes home to the unexpected  including a cake.  After 8 years in the Amazon jungle, soldier of fortune Harold Ryan, with his sidekick Col. Looseleaf Harper, returns home...on his birthday...only to find that his fourth wife Penelope has had him declared legally dead, is engaged to a peace loving doctor and dating a vacuum cleaner salesman. As only Vonnegut could tell it, Ryan must face the truth about his wife, his son and himself. Along the way, Wanda June, a Nazi Major and Ryan's third wife illuminate the situation.  Vonnegut's attack on phony heroes and male swagger uses some of the funniest dialogue ever created for the stage.

Happy Birthday, Wanda June opens with a post-show opening night champagne reception and appetizers from the Wild River Grille. The show runs weekly Thursday through Sunday through February 4, 2017. Evening shows begin at 8:00 pm (Artist night is Wednesday January 25A, 2017.   ALL TICKETS are $10 for Artist Night.) There is one Sunday matinee on February 22, 2017 beginning at 2:00 PM.  The matinee is followed by a talk back with the company and our audience.  The doors open a half an hour before curtain time. Suggested for ages 14 and up.

Season Tickets for our 2016/17 Season are now on sale.  Reservations are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Individual tickets are $20 for general $18 for students, seniors and military and all tickets are $25 at the door. Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot World Emporium @ their new location: 1049 S. Virginia Street.  Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street.  Check us out at  Season Tickets and Gift Certificates are on sale and pro-rated according to the show.  Online tickets available online at

ABOUT BRÜKA THEATRE In its 24th season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named Best Theatre Company by The News and Review nineteen years running.  Brüka Theatre is a leader in the region, recognized for its productions, artists and theatre for children series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brükas Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and 9 local best actor honors.  Brüka is a non- equity and not-for-profit theater TCG small professional company that has produced over 100 shows in our downtown Reno location. Sign up for our email newsletter by going to our website at


Bruka Theatre (View)
99 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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