Bullet for Adolf to close on 30 Sep 2012

The American premiere of Woody Harrelson's and Frankie Hyman's comedy Bullet for Adolf, directed by Woody Harrelson, has cancelled its extension which was to see the show run through to 21 Oct 2012. The comedy will now play its final performance on 30 Sep 2012.

The comedy opened at New World Stages' stage 4 on 8 Aug 2012, following previews from 19 Jul 2012, and was originally scheduled to close on 9 Sep 2012.

Woody Harrelson said, "Getting to write this play with Frankie, and then watch this amazing cast bring it to life, has been dream come true. Hearing New York audiences laugh each night was the icing on the cake. We're coming up on our final week, if you haven't seen it yet, now's probably a good time."

Bullet for Adolf: 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 in this 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."

The cast includes: Marsha Stephanie Blake (Shareeta), Raul Casso (Dago Czech), Brandon Coffey (Zach), David Coomber (Clint), Shamika Cotton (Jackie), Shannon Garland (Batina), Chris Myers (Frankie) and Nick Wyman (Jurgen).

The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (sets), Kristy Leigh Hall (costumes), Jen Schriever (lights), Brett Jarvis (sound), and Imaginary Media (projections).

Bullet for Adolf received its world premiere last spring at the Hart House Theatre in Toronto, Canada.

The comedy is presented Off-Broadway by Children at Play.

David Coomber as Clint and Nick Wyman as Jurgen

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