Come see a show with Fault Line Theatre this coming Thursday, April 12!
As part of our #GoSeePlays initiative, we'll be gathering to see Happy Birthday, Wanda June starring our very own Co-Artistic Director Craig Wesley Divino at the Gene Frankel Theater. This absurd comedy by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is being brought to the stage by Wheelhouse Theater. Tickets are $10 off for all friends of Fault Line Theatre with the discount code GOSEEPLAYS. What's more, after the show, we'll be going to The Grey Mare nearby where your first drink will be courtesy of Wheelhouse. Come for the play! Stay for the company! We'll see you there.
April 7 - 28, 2018
GoSeePlays event: April 12, 2018
Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
A Little About The Show
Happy Birthday, Wanda June first premiered off-Broadway at the Theater de Lys (now the Lucille Lortel) on October 7, 1970, was restaged at the Edison Theatre on Broadway, starring Marsha Mason and Kevin McCarthy and opened December 22, 1970.
Happy Birthday, Wanda June takes a searing and darkly comedic look at American culture through the brilliantly perverse lens of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.. Harold Ryan, a widely respected war veteran and big game hunter, returns home after being missing and presumed dead for 8 years. Harold brings with him an old way of thinking, one that celebrates a chauvinist machismo and American exceptionalism. But Harold soon discovers that the society he returns to has made attempts to progress into a more modern and enlightened cultural narrative. What follows is a dynamic and often hilarious meditation on toxic masculinity and an American capitalist society’s failed attempts at progress cloaked in “honor” and “morality”, and how the two are deeply connected. But 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.”
- Jason O’Connell
- Kate MacCluggage
- Finn Faulconer
- Craig Wesley Divino
- Kareem Lucas
- Matt Harrington
- Charlotte Wise
- Written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
- 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