Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
|Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train|
|Written by||Stephen Adly Guirgis|
|Date premiered||November 2000|
|Place premiered||Off-Broadway, New York City|
Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train is a play written by Stephen Adly Guirgis.
The play takes place in a prison on Rikers Island in New York. Angel Cruz and Lucius Jenkins face murder charges.
The play premiered Off-Broadway at the East 13th Street Theatre in a production by LAByrinth Theater Company on November 29, 2000 and ran to December 31, 2000. The play was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. The original cast includes Salvatore Inzerillo, John Ortiz, and David Zayas, Ron Cephas Jones, and Elizabeth Canavan.
The production received considerable acclaim from critics such as Ben Brantley of the New York Times and Michael Feingold of The Village Voice. In a review of one of Guirgis's later works, Hilton Als described Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train as "hysterical and irreverent", "an outstanding 2000 piece about imprisonment and moral responsibility."
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