Woody Harrelson's Bullet for Adolf: Almost a Comedy.
Award-winning actor Woody Harrelson and Children at Play Productions, in association with producers Marcello Cabezas, Derrick Chua, Corey Ross/Starvox Entertainment and Hart House Theatre launched the world premiere of the play Bullet for Adolf in the spring of 2011 in Toronto, Canada. Directed by Harrelson and co-written by Harrelson and longtime friend Frankie Hyman, the piece has taken shape over the duo’s 30 years of friendship.
Eight characters come together in the hot Houston summer of 1983 in this comedy about opinions, ideas and friendships. Based on real people that had a profound effect on Harrelson and that summer, the work discusses everything from comic books to existentialism. The names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent. There wasn't much of a plot that summer, so the two started embellishing. Now it's about 3 % history and 97 %embroidery. The title, Bullet For Adolf, refers to a gun once intended to kill Hitler, which plays a pivotal role in the plot.
From page to stage, Harrelson brings his vision to life, debating some important issues such as race and gender, in a provocative and humorous way. With Toronto being Harrelson’s favorite city in North America, he chose the city to present this work because of the vibrant theatre scene and sophisticated audiences. Bullet for Adolf made its off-Broadway debut in August of 2012, following the Toronto premiere.