Bullet for Adolf, a new comedy by Woody Harrelson and Frankie Hyman, will receive its American premiere this summer, it was announced today. Directed by Mr. Harrelson (Academy Award® nominee – The Messenger, The People vs. Larry Flynt), performances will begin Thursday, July 19, 2012 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), with an official Opening Night set for Wednesday, August 8, 2012. The production is scheduled 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 characters that populate this hysterical, rapid-fire new comedy by real-life friends Woody Harrelson and Frankie Hyman are based on real people, though 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."
Bullet for Adolf received its world premiere last spring at the Hart House Theatre in Toronto, Canada.
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.
Bullet for Adolf will play the following performance schedule: Mondays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays & Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $66.50 & $86.50 (premium tickets) and are available through Telecharge.com/ 212-239-6200. They can also be purchased at the New World Stages box office (340 West 50th Street). Box office hours are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00-7:00 pm and Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to final curtain. A limited number of rush tickets ($25) will be available at the box office.