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Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Gene Frankel Theater
New York, NY
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This performance of HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE is currently sold out. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email or arrive at the theatre 30 minutes prior to the performance. A small selection of tickets may be available for purchase day of at the box office.


Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Wheelhouse is thrilled to announce that HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE will be EXTENDING through June 2nd, 2018. Tickets will be on sale within the next 24 hours, so please check back regularly to get early access to seats.

All performances scheduled through April 28th, 2018 are now sold out, but there may be tickets available for purchase at the door. If you'd like to get into one of these performances, please email to join the waitlist.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE takes a searing and darkly comedic look at American culture through the brilliantly perverse lens of Kurt Vonnegut. After being presumed dead for eight years, respected war veteran and big game hunter, Harold Ryan, returns home and brings with him an old way of thinking, celebrating a Hemingway-esque machismo and American exceptionalism. Soon, Harold discovers that the society he returns to has made attempts to progress into a more modern, enlightened cultural narrative. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE is a dynamic and often hilarious meditation on toxic masculinity and a capitalistic America's failed attempts at progress cloaked in honor and morality. Simply put, and as the first few lines of the play state, this is a play about men who enjoy killing, and those who don't.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is considered one of the most influential American novelists of the 20th Century and is best known for the novels "Cat's Cradle", "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Breakfast of Champions." Vonnegut's first play, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE, had him named "Most Promising Playwright."

Cast members include Jason O'Connell*, Kate MacCluggage*, Finn Faulconer*, Craig Wesley Divino*, Kareem Lucas*, Matt Harrington*, and Charlotte Wise.

Directed by: Jeffrey Wise
Scenic Design: Brittany Vasta
Lighting Design: Drew Florida
Costume Design: Christopher Metzger
Sound Design: Mark Van Hare
Production Stage Manager: Tim Love*
General Management: Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin & Tim Sulka)
Press Representation: Daniel De Mello
Wheelhouse Theater Company Founders: Matt Harrington*, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, Jeffrey Wise

For patrons requiring special seating or wheelchair access, please email us at:

Running Time: 2 Hours 20 Minutes with one 10 Minute Intermission

* Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association.


Gene Frankel Theater (View)
24 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Social > Adult

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


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