Vonnegut World Premiere
Happy Birthday Wanda June began life as a play by Kurt Vonnegut in October 1971 at New York’s Theater de Lys. Written to protest the Vietnam War in 1970, the play blends the sacred and the profane to produce off-the-wall and strangely funny satires.
Before his death in 2007 Kurt Vonnegut presented an operatic adaptation to composer Richard Auldon Clark. This work finally realized in 2016 with Indianapolis Opera's world premiere.
Performance Dates: September 16-18, 2016
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Video: Stage Director Eric Einhorn talks about turning Vonnegut into Opera.