Ricardo Chavira joins the cast of Signature's production of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train.
Ricardo Chavira joins the cast of Signature's production of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train.
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Casting has been announced for the Pershing Square Signature Center staging of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Obie Award winner Mark Brokaw. The production will run October 3-November 12, with a October 23 opening night.

The cast will include Erick Betancourt (Julius Caesar), Emmy Award winner Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards), Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Stephanie DiMaggio (A Confederacy of Dunces), and Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America).

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 creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Dede M. Ayite (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), and M.L. Dogg (sound design).

Guirgis is Signature's current Residency One playwright. Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train is the first of three plays Signature will produce over the coming year.

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