2015/2016
  • 2020/2021 Digital Season
  • 2019/2020
  • 2018/2019
  • 2017/2018
  • 2016/2017
  • 2015/2016
  • 2014/2015
  • 2013/2014
  • 2012/2013
  • 2011-1985
Select Show
  • The Fall Reunion Reading Series: Skeleton Crew
  • The Fall Reunion Reading Series: Guards at the Taj
  • African Caribbean MixFest 2021
  • Atlantic for Kids: And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
  • Atlantic for Kids: She Persisted, The Musical (Virtual Production)
Select Show
  • Sunday
  • Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
  • Paris
  • Anatomy of a Suicide
  • A Play is a Poem
  • Atlantic for Kids: The Big One-Oh!
  • Atlantic for Kids: She Persisted, The Musical
Select Show
  • Fireflies
  • Blue Ridge
  • Eddie and Dave
  • The Mother
  • Nomad Motel
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • Atlantic for Kids: Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
  • Atlantic for Kids: Last Stop on Market Street
Select Show
  • On the Shore of the Wide World
  • Describe the Night
  • The Homecoming Queen
  • Hangmen
  • The Great Leap
  • This Ain’t No Disco
  • Atlantic for Kids: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
  • Atlantic for Kids: This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing
Select Show
  • The Band’s Visit
  • Marie and Rosetta
  • Tell Hector I Miss Him
  • The Penitent
  • Derren Brown: Secret
  • Animal
  • Atlantic for Kids: 1001 Nights: A Love Story about Loving Stories
  • Atlantic for Kids: Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure
These Paper Bullets!
  • Cloud Nine
  • These Paper Bullets!
  • Hold on to Me Darling
  • Skeleton Crew
  • The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois
  • Atlantic for Kids: The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Atlantic for Kids: The Pirate La Dee Da
Select Show
  • Found
  • Dying for It
  • I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard
  • Posterity
  • Guards at the Taj
  • Ghost Stories
  • Atlantic for Kids: Ivy + Bean: The Musical
  • Atlantic for Kids: Camp Kappawanna
Select Show
  • Women or Nothing
  • The Night Alive
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • The Threepenny Opera
  • Between Riverside and Crazy
  • Our New Girl
  • Atlantic for Kids: Tilly the Trickster
  • Atlantic for Kids: Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money
Select Show
  • Harper Regan
  • What Rhymes with America
  • The Jammer
  • The Lying Lesson
  • 3 Kinds of Exile
  • Good Television
  • Atlantic For Kids: Jackie and Me
  • Atlantic for Kids: The Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Select Show
  • Archive Coming Soon

These Paper Bullets!

written by ROLIN JONES
songs by BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG
directed by JACKSON GAY
co-production with Geffen Playhouse

Linda Gross Theater
November 20, 2015 – January 10, 2016


Adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award® nominated writer Rolin Jones (The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, “Friday Night Lights,” “Weeds”) and featuring new songs by Grammy Award winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong, who wrote the Tony Award® winning musical American Idiot, These Paper Bullets! is directed by Jackson Gay, who staged Jones’ The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow and The Jammer both at Atlantic.

More Info

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? A play with music, These Paper Bullets! is a modish rip-off of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing with a serious backbeat.

*These Paper Bullets! is presented in association with New Neighborhood.

Reviews

“Let’s twist and shout! Jangling rock tunes by Billie Joe Armstrong mimic hip-shaking rhythms of early Beatles hits! A goofy good time! Evokes the styles of the era with flair, monty pythonesque silliness, and makes you want to unleash your inner swooning teenager!”

The New York Times

“Billie Joe Armstrong’s new songs are perfect! An ingenious adaptation that reaches peaks of zany goofiness! See it!”

NY Post

 

“Made me laugh harder than anything I’ve seen all year! The show is a clever bit of tickle with
benny hill silliness!”

Time Out New York

 

Community

study guide

Atlantic’s study guides take educators and their students deeper into the story. Each guide provides a variety of discussion starters, activities, and a relevant contextual basis to immerse students in the world of the play before attending the show.

DOWNLOAD STUDY GUIDE

Photos by Ahron R. Foster