The first production of Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis's residency at Signature Theatre, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, is currently in performances at the Pershing Square Signature Center ahead of an October 23 opening night. Mark Brokaw directs the drama, set to run through November 12. Check out new photos in the gallery below.
In Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Angel Cruz is a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside Rikers Island, a terrified Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins. Lucius has found God and been born again, and now, Angel's life and the course of his trial will be changed forever.
The company also includes Erick Betancourt (Julius Caesar) as Charlie D'Amico, Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives) as Valdez, Stephanie DiMaggio (A Confederacy of Dunces) as Mary Jane Hanrahan, and Edi Gathegi as Lucius Jenkins.
The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Dede M. Ayite (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), M.L. Dogg (sound design), and Cookie Jordan (wig and makeup design). Deborah Hecht is the dialect coach and Linda Marvel the production stage manager.
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