Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

From Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherfucker with the Hat), a dark comedy about the contradictory nature of faith. 

Inside the lockdown wing of Rikers Island prison, a frightened young man accused of murdering a cult leader is confronted with a charismatic born-again serial killer and a sadistic guard.  Will one man’s redemption lead to another’s damnation?

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Stephen Adly Guirgis
Kate Hewitt
Cast list:
Oberon K. A. Adjepong, Matthew Douglas, Dervla Kirwan, Ukweli Roach and Joplin Sibtain

Young Vic

66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ
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The Young Vic under Kwame Kwei-Armah is already setting its stall by programming a more racially diverse series of plays and/or castings. He began his tenure with an embracing, community-led musical re-write of Twelfth Night, and continued with Danai Gurira's bracing American play The Convert about colonial appropriations in Africa. Coming up is a production of the Arthur Miller classic Death... Read more

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Jesus Hopped The A Train
Full casting announced for Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Artistic Director of the Young Vic Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced the full cast for Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Gurgis, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train is set inside a high-security prison in New York. As a young man is faced with a serial killer and the prison guards, the play offers an insightful look into the workings of the American justice system in a story where good and evil battle one another. Casting for Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train includes Matthew Douglas, who has previously starred in An Inspector Calls at the Playhouse Theatre.

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