Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Begins Off-Broadway

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The Signature Theatre staging marks the first NYC revival of the Stephen Adly Guirgis drama since its acclaimed debut in 2000.
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Performances begin October 5 for the Off-Broadway revival of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis. The Signature Theatre staging marks the first New York City revival of the play since its critically acclaimed debut in 2000.

Mark Brokaw directs a cast made up of Erick Betancourt (Julius Caesar), Edi Gathegi, Screen Actors Guild Award winner Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Stephanie DiMaggio (A Confederacy of Dunces), and Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America).

Set inside Rikers Island, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train follows Angel Cruz, a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside prison, Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins, a born-again believer who will change the course of Angel’s life forever.

The production is in The Irene Diamond Stage with an official opening night set for October 23.

The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Dede M. Ayite (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), and M.L. Dogg (sound design). Linda Marvel is the production stage manager. Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.

To purchase tickets call Ticket Services at (212) 244-7529 or visit SignatureTheatre.org.

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