Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Indianapolis hosts Vonnegut festivals, premiere of his opera" from the Chicago Tribune
Two festivals and the world premiere of an opera that Kurt Vonnegut finished shortly before his death will celebrate the writer's legacy this fall in his hometown, Indianapolis.
"Happy Birthday, Wanda June," based on Vonnegut's play by the same name, will be performed for the first time Sept. 16-18. The opera will be staged right after the Vonnegut's World festival, Sept. 7-14.
The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library will host events Sept. 26-30 coinciding with the American Library Association's Banned Books Week. Vonnegut's novel "Slaughterhouse-Five" was banned by some schools and communities for its anti-war, anti-establishment themes.
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