1974 – “Happy Birthday, Wanda June” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Posted on: June 1, 1974

Big time war hero Harold Ryan returns home after being presumed dead for years. During the war he has killed hundred of men, women and animals together with his friend Colonel Harper, an aviation hero who was responsible for dropping the bomb on Nagasaki. Ryan needs to find out that his wife has found multiple lovers who are nothing like himself, his son has grown unmanly and there is no real adversary in the whole United States who is worth killing anymore. All action is commented from heaven by Wanda June, a young girl who died just before her birthday, Mildred, Harold’s ex-wife, and Major von Köngiswald, Harold’s most infamous victim.


Harold RyanReinhard Auer
Penelope RyanErica Lichtenberg
Paul Ryan (12 yrs.)Bertram Schattbacher
Col. Looseleaf HarperHans Nerbl
Herb ShuttleHarro Decho
Dr. Norbert WoodlyHelmut Riedl
Wanda JuneDorli Gruber
Mildred RyanCynthia Bell
Major Siegfried von KöngigswaldBrian Cooper


DirectorsBrian Cooper
K. K. Rodin
Stage DesignWerner Schmitz
CostumesWerner Schmitz
PostersErica Lichtenberg
ProgrammeErica Lichtenberg
ManagementBrian Cooper
K. K. Rodin
Hans Nerbl
Werner Schmitz

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