The Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2000 play Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train has extended its run for the second time and will now play through December 3. In spite of a rocky start with two unexpected cast changes, the prison drama opened to numerous positive reviews from critics October 23.
The production, directed by Mark Brokaw, marks the first time the play has been seen in New York City since its debut 17 years ago. Performances began October 5.
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 cast is made up of Sean Carvajal as Angel, Edi Gathegi, Ricardo Chavira, Erick Betancourt, and Stephanie DiMaggio. Performances are in the Signature’s Irene Diamond Stage.
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The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Dede M. Ayite (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), M.L. Dogg (sound design), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach), Cookie Jordan (wig and makeup design). Linda Marvel is the production stage manager. Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.
To purchase tickets call Ticket Services at (212) 244-7529 or visit SignatureTheatre.org.