Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Name: The Duke on 42nd Street
Address: 229 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: October 18, 2018
Opening date: October 23, 2018
Closing date: November 29, 2018
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
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.”
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Wheelhouse Theater Company Producer
Kurt Vonnegut Playwright
Jeff Wise Director
Brittany Vasta Set Designer
Christopher Metzger Costume Designer
Drew Florida Lighting Designer
Mark Van Hare Sound Designer
Matt Carlin Assistant Set Designer
Maddie Peterson Assistant Costume Designer
Danielle Verkennes Assistant Lighting Designer
Visceral Entertainment1 General Manager
Daniel DeMello Press Representative
Paula R. Clarkson Production Stage Manager
David Kenner Assistant Stage Manager
Drew Francis Production Manager
Matt Carlin Prop Master
Nora Brennan Casting Director

1Credited as Visceral Entertainment - Michael Chase Gosselin, Tim Sulka.

Actor Role
Craig Wesley Divino Colonel Looseleaf Harper
Finn Faulconer Paul Ryan
Matt Harrington Dr. Norbert Woodly
Kareem Lucas Herb Shuttle
Kate MacCluggage Penelope Ryan/ Mildred
Jason O’Connell Harold Ryan/Major Siegfried von Konigswald
Charlotte Wise Wanda June
Brie Zimmer Wanda June
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Kurt Vonnegut Playwright
      Wheelhouse Theater Company Producer