Feb. 16-March 3: Happy Birthday, Wanda June at SJCT

Happy Birthday, Wanda June, written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and directed by Tony Vivenzio will be performed February 16-March 3 at San Juan Community Theatre in Friday Harbor.

In this 20th century quasi-comedy takeoff of Ulysses’ return from the Trojan War, hunter Harold Ryan returns home from Africa after eight years (he’d been missing and presumed dead). Upon his return, his wife is aghast and his son is enchanted.

Writer Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. paints a character study that is an attack on phony heroes and macho swagger, complete with issues of sexism, racism, and gratuitous violence—and filled with funny dialogue. “These are character issues that we continue to deal with today in society,” said director Tony Vivenzio. “In this play, we watch the destruction of Harold Ryan’s personality by other characters fighting to show it’s okay to be non-comformist.”


7:30 pm

Friday, February 16

Saturday, February 17

Thursday February 22 - Thursdays are "Pay What You Can" at the door.

Friday, February 23

Saturday, February 24

Thursday, March 1 - Thursdays are "Pay What You Can" at the door.

Friday, March 2

Saturday, March 3

Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m.

Sunday, February 18

Sunday, February 25

Tickets: Adults/$22; Student Reserved/$11 and Student RUSH at door only/$5 Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online.

For mature audiences only


Penelope Ryan- Manda Dietz

Harold Ryan - Flash Dietz

Paul Ryan - Myles Posenjak

Looseleaf - Keith Keyser

Herb Shuttle - John Cornell

Woodly - Douglas Schirmer

Wanda June - * ElseDora Arendt/Kira Clark

Mildred - Carrie Jewett

Von Konigswald - Dennis Busse 

*The role of Wanda June will be played by ElseDora Arendt on February 16-18 and 24 & 25. Kira Clark will play the role on February 22-23 and March 1-3.

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