Wheelhouse Theater Company offers a return engagement of famed novelist Kurt Vonnegut's rarely produced satire. A searing and darkly comedic look at American culture. More…
After being presumed dead for eight years, respected war veteran and big game hunter Harold Ryan returns home. He brings with him an old way of thinking, celebrating a Hemingway-esque machismo and American exceptionalism. Harold soon 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 comic meditation on toxic masculinity and a capitalistic America's failed attempts at progress cloaked in honor and morality.
See it if you are a Vonnegut fan and want a humorous, satirical, well-acted play, which is also a bit quirky.
Don't see it if don't like plays with a touch of the surreal or imply moral messages relevant to our society today.
See it if You like Vonnegut, amazing acting by all the characters (and I use that word deliberately), a wonderful story, gorgeous sets
Don't see it if you have no ability to get out of your comfort zone and are too PC to enjoy some crudeness
Also A truly WOW theatrical experience!
See it if you are a Kurt Vonnegut fan. Funny, absurd and entertaining.
Don't see it if If you don't like Kurt Vonnegut and absurdity.. if you are looking for a traditional play
See it if you enjoy really brave, fun theatre that pushes the edge of the envelope. Extremely inventive with some wonderful performances.
Don't see it if If you're looking for something extremely traditional. This is slightly off-the-wall, as one would expect from the genius of Kurt Vonnegut.
See it if you are a hard-core Vonnegut fan.
Don't see it if you aren’t a hard-core Vonnegut fan. His work is often cynical, but this is one is unflinchingly angry.
See it if You are a fan of Kurt Vonnegut‘s writing and like plays that are highly entertaining while providing social commentary.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of satire.
See it if you want to see an imaginative & darkly funny production of the Vonnegut play. The company masterfully embraces & embodies the characters.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of Kurt Vonnegut or of absurdist plays , or if you are offended by portrayals of chauvinistic attitudes and behavior.
See it if You want to see some bravado, entertaining performances, especially the ubiquitous Jason O'Connell and wonderful Kate MacCluggage.
Don't see it if You can't forgive a play that succeeds on the performances only and not the script itself. While not boring the play is not coherent.
See it if you're a fan of Kurt Vonnegut stuff...you love absurdist type theater...you're comfortable with some vulgarity.
Don't see it if you have a headache...you like things that make a bit more (obvious) sense...you aren't into pushing boundaries.
See it if You enjoy a funny play with depth, satires, or the works of Kurt V.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the portrayal of toxic masculinity
Also This is a fun play that has some very funny moments.
See it if You’d like to see a great production that gives justice to Vonnegut’s brilliance; the plot is just the right mix of absurd and hilarious
Don't see it if You’d like a linear plot that sticks to realism, or if rough and irreverent language make you uncomfortable
See it if you are a Vonnegut fan and want to know how his writing works on stage, if you are interested in family drama with a twist.
Don't see it if you like a more straightforward plot and great writing.
See it if you want to see an entertaining, funny, surreal, still relevant play superbly acted - staging great too.
Don't see it if you must have a 'rational' plotline and don't enjoy somewhat surrealistic material (Albee? Genet? Ionesco?)
See it if you like great writing, great acting, great staging. Everything was superb. Relevant, thought provoking.
Don't see it if you don't plays that are critical of our culture, especially toxic "masculinity" and misogyny, violence.. You need light entertainment
See it if A riveting production, an ingenious play. O’Connell and Maccluggage must not be missed. Vonnegut sadly, thrillingly channels our times.
Don't see it if You need to see a conventionally structured play or you are easily offended. Or if you really feel America needs to become “great” again.
See it if you like Kurt Vonnegut works! You love spectacular and intense acting. If you like an intimate theater and dark humor.
Don't see it if you dislike cussing, spitting and crassness. if you're looking for a light easy show or a musical.
See it if You like extremely quirky plays .you know any of the actors , they are great . The storyline is just a bit strange
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gun violence and want everything tied into a neat bow at the end.
See it if You want to be challenged and entertained by an unusual story about a family
Don't see it if You hate dramas and you just want an easy story to follow
See it if You love great acting; this classic 1970 play is fun.
Don't see it if Any profanity bothers you or any non-linearity is frustrating.
See it if If you like a soap opera theme play. Jason O'Connell was very entertaining and dramatic. I brought my 13 year old daughter who loved it.
Don't see it if If you do not like soaps you may not appreciate it. You have to play close attention to follow the plot. It was entertaining none the less