By Marc Snetiker
June 13, 2012 at 09:00 PM EDT
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There’s good news for actor and District 12 victor Woody Harrelson: the formers Cheers star will direct Bullet for Adolf, a new comedy play that he wrote with Frankie Hyman, for its off Broadway premiere this summer.

The “hysterical, rapid-fire” show will bow at New World Stages on July 8 for an eight week engagement. A press release offers this synopsis of the production: “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.”

Bullet for Adolf staged its world premiere in Toronto last spring, where it opened to mostly positive reviews (one review said it “has an indelible and charming goofy-grinned swagger” while another asserted, “It’s been a while since we’ve seen so much hubbub among theatre audiences… in this city”).

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