Signature Theatre has pushed back the start of its run of director Mark Brokaw's new production of Stephen Adly Guirgis's Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train. Performances will now begin on Thursday, October 5, instead of October 3.
In addition, Edi Gathegi will take over the role of Lucius Jenkins from Reg E. Cathey, who, according to a press release, "has departed the production due to personal conflicts." Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train is still scheduled to run through November 12, with opening night set for Monday, October 23.
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 rest of the cast 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 Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America) as Angel Cruz.
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