loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Happy Birthday, Wanda June - Full Length Play, Comedy

Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 2f, 2m or f

ISBN: 9780573609961

"Can be richly and often pertinently funny...[with] a sure instinct for the carefully considered irrelevance...A great deal of incidental hilarity...[and] inspired idiocy." - The New York Times

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Rental Materials | Author | Now Playing | Reviews
$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The living room of a rich man's apartment, which is densely furnished with trophies of hunts and wars.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

A woman with a little boy has two suitors: a doctor and a vacuum cleaner salesman. Her husband, a famous big game hunter and adventurer, disappeared years ago in the Amazon. She is about to be declared a widow when in he walks, khaki breeches, puttees and all together with his pilot with whom he had crashed in the Amazon valley. It happens to be his birthday, an event which all those present had decided to celebrate and for which they had just purchased a cake on the spur of the moment. The cake had been intended for somebody named Wanda June, who apparently never got to celebrate at all. The adventurer turns out to be a wild champion of havoc who alienates friends and demolishes violins. He fails in his effort to get his son to shoot him the boy doesn't believe in that kind of old fashioned heroism and then in his own effort to shoot himself. He is a social flop out.
"Can be richly and often pertinently funny...[with] a sure instinct for the carefully considered irrelevance...A great deal of incidental hilarity...[and] inspired idiocy." - The New York Times
Characters

CASTING

5m, 2f, 2m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Roles for Children

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

PENELOPE RYAN - 30.

PAUL RYAN - 12, her son.

HAROLD RYAN - 55, her husband.

COLONEL LOOSELEAF HARPER - 5O, her husband's sidekick.

HERB SHUTTLE - 35, a suitor.

DR. NORBERT WOODLY - 35, a suitor.

WANDA ]UNE - 10, a ghost.

MAJOR SIEGFRIED VON KONIGSWALD - 50, a German ghost.

MILDRED - 45, Harold's former wife, a ghost.

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought