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Raven begins its 26th season with the playwright responsible for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Our Lady of 121st Street. Guirgis' plays mine his conflicted youth (attending Catholic parochial school in Harlem) to combine spiritual and religious themes with the rough streets of New York. His plays are controversial and at times ferocious, but also stimulating and fiercely intelligent, inspiring audiences to question and debate long after they leave the theatre. Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train centers on Angel Cruz, a young Latino man in jail for shooting a religious cult leader. Also in prison is an infamous, born-again serial killer who raises the question: Is faith enough to save those who have not practiced what they believe? Free parking is provided in a lot adjacent to the theatre; additional street parking is available Raven Theatre is handicapped accessible

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Raven Theatre, Chicago