Arts in the Armed Forces will present a benefit reading of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train November 13 at the American Airlines Theatre.
Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the cast will feature Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Ramos, Mark Ruffalo, Joanne Tucker, and David Zayas.
Adam Driver will offer opening remarks, and playwright Guirgis will join the cast onstage following the performance for a discussion.
Arts in the Armed Forces is a non-profit founded by Driver and Joanne Tucker. The purpose of the organization is to provide high-quality theatre programming for active duty service members, veterans, military support staff, and their families free of charge.
Set inside Rikers Island, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train follows Angel Cruz, a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside prison, Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins, a born-again believer who will change the course of Angel’s life forever.
The upcoming reading is presented in partnership with the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Signature Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train was recently extended for a second time and will now play through December 3.