Happy Birthday, Wanda June
About Happy Birthday, Wanda June
The New York Times calls Wheelhouse's revival "ferociously funny" and "zingingly relevant!" NY TIMES CRITICS' PICK! 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. 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 hilarious meditation on toxic masculinity, gun violence 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.
2hr 20 Min (incl. 10 min. intermission)