Richard Masur stages the west coast premiere of the work, playing Oct. 11-15 at the Skirball Cultural Center, for the California company's "The Play's The Thing" radio theater series which is performed live and recorded for future broadcast.
In Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Guirgis weaves together the tale and lives of two prisoners on Riker's Island — "one a first time offender and one a psychopathic serial killer turned born-again Christian."
Joe Quintero, revisits the role he played at the Edinburgh Festival production as Angel Cruz opposite original LAByrinth Off-Broadway star David Zayas (who reprised his turn as Valdez for the Edinburgh and London runs) and LAByrinth member Marco Greco
The 2006-07 "Voices from the Edge" season lineup will continue with Peter Oswald's new translation of the Frederick von Schiller classic Mary Stuart (Dec. 13-17), Two Cities, Two Voices — a double bill of Roger Guenveur Smith's The Watts Towers Project and Adriana Sevan's Taking Flight — (Jan. 17-21, 2007), Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife starring Marsha Mason, Tony Roberts and Jobeth Williams (Feb. 7-11, 2007), Rinne Groff's The Ruby Sunrise starring Lili Taylor, Adam Arkin and Harriet Sansom Harris (March 14-18, 2007), Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All The Luck with Kurtwood Smith (April 11-15, 2007), Keith Bunin's The Busy World is Hushed starring Jill Clayburgh and members from the original Off-Broadway cast (May 16-20, 2007), Melinda Lopez.'s Sonia Flew with Hector Elizondo and Phillip Casnoff (June 13-17, 2007) and one last presentation, scheduled for a July 11-15 run, yet to be announced.
LATW's nationally syndicated radio show "The Play's The Thing" series is can be heard in cities across the country including Boston, Seattle, Albuquerque as well as on XM Satellite radio. The two-hour radio broadcasts include special backstage features and interviews with actors, playwrights and directors. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in bookstores, libraries, through their catalog or digitally on audible.com, the L.A. Theatre Works website and iTunes. For tickets to any of "The Play's The Thing" series productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, in L.A., CA, call the L.A. Theatre Works' Box Office at (310) 827-0889. For more information, visit www.latw.org.