When: May 28-31, 8 p.m. and Sat., May 30, 2 p.m. 2015
"This is a simple-minded play about men who enjoy killing - and those who don't."
So begins Kurt Vonnegut's pitch-black comedy about a notorious, world-renowned hunter (and killer) who returns home after an eight year disappearance, only to find his house filled with healers, lovers, and ghosts.
From the author of The Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions, Cats Cradle, and Welcome to the Monkey House (to name only a few), Happy Birthday, Wanda June pits traditional concepts of masculinity and violence against the ever-changing backdrop of 1960s Manhattan. Vonnegut's trademark humour, insight, and irreverence are all out in full force in this, his only play, inspired by both Homer's The Odyssey and his own experiences during World War II.