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12-04-2005, 12:21 AM
Has anyone every done, or heard of, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, by Kurt Vonnegut? I think it's halarious, or, at least the parts I've read so far are. The only problem is, it's a movie script, so I was just wondering if anyone had any expirience with it so they could help point me in the right direction on what to cut and what to keep. I'm doing HI, in case that helps at all. If no one thinks that will work, could someone give me some ideas? It's my first time at an HI!! Thanks!
12-04-2005, 08:40 AM
''Happy Birthday, Wanda June'' was a play Vonnegut had written in 1970, produced originally off-Broadway at the de Lys Theatre in New York, before moving uptown to the Edison Theater. In New York, Marsha Mason played the lead role of Penelope Ryan.
this had been done for competition back in the late 1970's, early 80's
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
5 m., 2 f., 2 children.
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." N.Y. Times.
12-12-2005, 05:38 AM
my friend did Happy Birthday, Wanda June...it did pretty well. I think its a great piece.
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