We had no idea that Woody Harrelson would be into doing something like this, but we're totally into the idea!
Woody is coming to Off-Broadway as a director and co-writer!
Let us paint you a picture: back in 1983 Woody was working construction in Houston and met an aspiring writer from Harlem named Frankie Hyman who became one of his best friends.
Woody then headed for New York to try to break into theater, but it wasn't working out. 25 years later, he has finally collaborated with Frankie to finish the play he had in mind!
The play is set in Houston during his summer working with Frankie, featuring characters based on real people but “a totally fabricated story.” The plot deals with friendship and arguments about race and sex, with the central characters being stand-ins of a sort for the duo.
Here's what Woody said:
“This was the play I really wanted to write back in ’83, when I was depressed in New York and getting ready to move back home with my mom. So, look, I’m really excited about this happening now, but I’m really scared too. This is a big dream for me, to put this play up in New York. I’ve wanted to do it forever.”
Here's how he felt about the debut in Toronto last year:
“There’s a lot of irreverent humor there, edgy humor, but there’s also some stuff that feels a little overwritten, and some stuff in the play’s final scene that we’re trying to land better. But the play is a comedy, so the good thing in Toronto was, the people were laughing hysterically. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, to sit in the audience and hear that.”
Why didn't we know this about you, Woody?
We'd LOVE to see it!
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