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These Paper Bullets!

World Premiere
A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare’s
Much Ado About Nothing

Adapted by Rolin Jones
Songs by Billie Joe Armstrong
Directed by Jackson Gay

March 14-April 5, 2014
University Theatre (222 York Street)



One of “10 Reasons for Theatre Lovers to Leave New York in 2014!” Time Magazine

About These Paper Bullets!

Meet the Quartos. Ben, Claude, Balth, and Pedro. Their fans worship them. Scotland Yard fears them. And their former drummer will stop at nothing to destroy them. Can these fab four from Liverpool find true love in London and cut an album in seven nights? These Paper Bullets! is a modish ripoff of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing with a serious backbeat.

Adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Weeds) and featuring new songs by Grammy Award winning Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who wrote the Tony Award winning musical American Idiot, These Paper Bullets! is directed by Jackson Gay, who staged Jones’s The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at Yale Rep in 2004.

Please note: These Paper Bullets! is Yale Rep’s 2013-2014 WILL POWER! production. The run includes three 10:30AM performances on March 31, April 2, and 3, 2014, recommended for 9th-12th grade school groups. For information on WILL POWER! performances, please contact Ruth M. Feldman at (203) 432-8425 or or click here.


CONTAINS SMOKING, STRONG LANGUAGE AND ADULT CONTENT. Please contact the Box Office at 203.432.1234 if you have questions about the themes or content of this production.

Connecticut Office of the Arts  

Connecticut Humanities

  National Endowment for the Arts

Production support for These Paper Bullets! is provided by
The Cornelius-Schecter Family Fund.