Monday, July 16, 2012

Woody Harrelson's Houston-based play

So actor Woody Harrelson has a new play based on his time in Houston working construction in the early 1980s. It's a comedy and is called 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 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.

Performances begin July 19, 2012 at New World Stages in New York (340 West 50th Street), with an official Opening Night set for August 8. It's scheduled to play through September 9.


  1. Course, you remember who Woody's daddy was, Mike....