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Photos: First Look at Billie Joe Armstrong's Shakespeare Ripoff THESE PAPER BULLETS! at the Geffen

Geffen Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, opening the not-for-profit organization's 20th anniversary season in the Gil Cates Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire) with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and staged by Jackson Gay, THESE PAPER BULLETS! was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre where it premiered in 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action!

The cast of THESE PAPER BULLETS! features James Barry, Kate Blumberg, Damon Duanno (Brief Encounter on Broadway), Chris Geary, Brad Heberlee, Justin Kirk (Showtime's Weeds, HBO's Angels in America, ABC's Modern Family), Tony Manna, Rod MacLachlan (Magnolia, The Audience on Broadway), Keira Naughton, Adam O'Byrne (Netflix's Bosch and CBS' Extant), Lucas Papaelias (Once on Broadway), Nicole Parker (Wicked on Broadway, MADtv) Greg Stuhr (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Fish in the Dark on Broadway), Ariana Venturiand Nick Ullett (Loot on Broadway).

The show will run now through October 18, 2015 in the Gil Cates Theater, with the opening night tonight, September 16. THESE PAPER BULLETS! is a co-production with Atlantic Theater Company in New York and will be performed there following the Geffen Playhouse engagement.

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For Signature Series dates associated with the run of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, visit www.GeffenPlayhouse.com/ThesePaperBullets. Tickets are currently priced from $32 to $82 and are available in-person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, via phone at 310.208.5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.com. Fees may apply.

Photo Credit: Michael Lamont

Photos: First Look at Billie Joe Armstrong's Shakespeare Ripoff THESE PAPER BULLETS! at the Geffen
Frida (Kate Blumberg), Claude (Damon Daunno), Higgy (Ariana Venturi), Leo (Nick Ullett), Ben (Justin Kirk), Ulcie (Keira Naughton), Beatrice (Nicole Parker), Balth (Lucas Papaelias), Pedro (James Barry), and Don Best (Adam O'Byrne)

Photos: First Look at Billie Joe Armstrong's Shakespeare Ripoff THESE PAPER BULLETS! at the Geffen
Claude (Damon Daunno), Balth (Lucas Papaelias), Pedro (James Barry) and Ben (Justin Kirk)

Photos: First Look at Billie Joe Armstrong's Shakespeare Ripoff THESE PAPER BULLETS! at the Geffen
Best (Adam O'Byrne), Pedro (James Barry), Balth (Lucas Papaelias), Claude (Damon Daunno), Anton (Christopher Geary), and Ben (Justin Kirk) at Rub My Bowl press conference

Photos: First Look at Billie Joe Armstrong's Shakespeare Ripoff THESE PAPER BULLETS! at the Geffen
Beatrice (Nicole Parker) and Ben (Justin Kirk)


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