One Shot, One Kill is now aiming at an Off-Broadway bow late this year or early next. Playwright Richard Vetere had told Playbill On-Line back in June that the play would premiere in September, with the Soho Playhouse a likely location and Scott Glenn the probable star, but that date was been pushed back a month. Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and producer Scott Morfee's involvement with getting another show, Underneath the Lintel, on its feet, a decision was made to push back One Shot a few weeks more, according to a Shirley Herz office spokesperson.
Vetere's One Shot, One Kill is about a Marine sniper in Vietnam. After he requests a reassignment, his mentor, a decorated major, becomes determined to prevent his protégé from leaving "his true calling." Joe Brancato will direct.
One Shot, One Kill was produced at Penguin Repertory Company in Stony Brook, NY, in 1998. The same producing team that backed Killer Joe will bring the Vetera work to New York. The most recent tenant at the Tribeca theatre, Uncle Bob, closed July 1.
Glenn starred in Tracy Lett's Killer Joe at Soho Playhouse in 1998. He played the title role in the vulgar comedy, about a murderous trailer trash family. His other credits include Burn This on Broadway. Glenn's many films include "Silverado," "Urban Cowboy" and "The Silence of the Lambs."
* Vetere's Gangster Apparel was staged at Penguin Repertory Company Aug. 16-Sept. 9, in a co-production with the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, New York. The comedy, which had a staging in London in the early '80s, is a comic look at the life of the Mob.
—By Robert Simonson
and David Lefkowitz