By Adam Hetrick
and Andrew Gans
21 Sep 2012
|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
Directed by Harrelson (Academy Award nominee for "The Messenger," "The People vs. Larry Flynt"), performances were originally scheduled to continue through Sept. 9. Despite a lukewarm critical response, producers extended its run to Oct. 21. The production will now shutter Sept. 30. Previews began July 19.
"Getting to write this play with Frankie, and then watch this amazing cast bring it to life, has been dream come true," Harrelson said in a statement. "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."
"Frankie and I worked construction together in Houston in the summer of 1983," Harrelson said in a previous statement. "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.
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 presented by Children at Play.
Tickets, priced $66.50 and $86.50 (premium tickets), are available through Telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200. They can also be purchased at the New World Stages box office (340 West 50th Street). A limited number of rush tickets ($25) will be available at the box office.