Jesus Hopped the A Train
About Jesus Hopped the A Train
Kicking off the season is the Houston premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis's award-winning JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN, the story of Angel Cruz, a young bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the murder of a leader of a religious cult. While inside a New York City prison, Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins. Lucius has found God and been born again, and now, Angel's life, his lawyer's life, his guards' lives, and perhaps the trajectory of Angel's trial will be altered irrevocably.
JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN was revived by New York's Signature Theatre Company in 2017, garnering rave reviews. Jesse Green of The New York Times called the show "Riveting, hilarious and heartbreaking – great art, burrowing deeper the higher it flies." The play is now the nominee of a number of Lucille Lortel nominations.