Faber and Faber, Inc. will release the texts of Our Lady of 121st Street, Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings in a single volume Nov. 5. All three plays were originally produced by LAByrinth at Center Stage and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Our Lady of 121st Street concerns a group of Harlem Catholic school graduates who reunite at the funeral of a favorite teacher. After its premiere at the LAByrinth, Our Lady played a brief but critically acclaimed run at the Union Square Theatre. Jesus Hopped the A Train, which is expected on Broadway in fall 2004, tells the story of two prison inmates, Angel Cruz and Lucius Jenkins. Since its debut A Train has played East 13th Street, the 2001 Edinburgh Theatre Festival, London's Donmar Warehouse and the Arts Theatre. In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings examines the effects of the "new and improved" Times Square on its "less desirable inhabitants."
The Guirgis tome, a 308-page paperback, has a list price of $15.