Emmy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson will direct the American premiere of Bullet for Adolf, a play he co-wrote with friend Frankie Hyman. The play, received its world premiere last spring at the Hart House in Toronto, Canada. Performances will begin Thursday, July 19, 2012 at New World Stages, with an official opening night set for Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The production is schedule to play through Sunday, September 9, 2012.
During the summer of 1983, in the sweltering heat of Houston, an unlikely friendship is formed when a couple of mid-western rubes with uncertain futures meet up with a slick New Yorker on the run from his past. The disappearance of a WWII artifact sets off a chain of events that proves that nothing changes the present like a blast from the past. The play features two characters based on Harrelson and Hyman, as well as other people the two knew. While the characters are based on real people, the events depicted are fiction and the names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent.
“Frankie and I worked construction together in Houston in the summer of 1983,” Harrelson explained. “The people we got to know that summer had a profound effect on us and we knew we had to write a play about them. The only problem was our real lives didn’t have much of a plot, so we started embellishing. Now it’s about seven-percent history and ninety-three-percent embroidery,” claimed Harrelson.
The cast includes: Marsha Stephanie Blake, Raul Casso, Brandon Coffey, David Coomber, Shamika Cotton, Shannon Garland, Chris Myers and Nick Wyman.
The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (sets), Kristy Leigh Hall (costumes), Jen Schriever (lights), Brett Jarvis (sound), and Imaginary Media (projections). Bullet for Adolf is being presented by Children at Play.
Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of Bullet for Adolf.