11 Nov Happy Birthday, Kurt Vonnegut
On November 11, 1922, a peephole opened quite suddenly in Indianapolis. Light and sound poured in, and the wisp of undifferentiated nothingness we now know as Kurt Vonnegut came into the world. Happy Birthday, Kurt!
Wheelhouse Theater Company continues its lively revival of Vonnegut’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June at New York’s The Duke on 42nd Street. Tickets are still available through November 29. Purchase them here.
For more on Wanda June, check out the following from The New York Times.
“Kurt Vonnegut’s Vietnam-Era Play Lands with a Gasp.”
For those who missed it, here’s The Daily Vonnegut‘s interview with Wheelhouse founding members Jeffrey Wise and Matt Harrington.
“Wheelhouse Theater Company presents Happy Birthday, Wanda June – An Interview with Jeffrey Wise and Matt Harrington.”
Thinking about celebrating Kurt’s birthday with a tattoo? There’s no shortage of Vonnegut-inspired tattoos on display online. Here’s one featuring a classic Vonnegut quote.
Finally, a quote from Kurt’s Aunt Irma, from Charles J. Shields’s Vonnegut biography, And So It Goes. Aunt Irma (Kurt Sr.’s sister), describing baby Kurt:
“A beautiful boy with curly hair–an exceptionally beautiful child, really.”