A darkly comedic meditation on redemption and faith.  Angel Cruz is a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside Rikers Island, a terrified Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins. Lucius has found God and been born again, and now, Angel’s life and the course of his trial will be changed forever.

Drae Campbell *

Charlie D’Amico

Jessie Cannizzaro *

Mary Jane Hanrahan

John J. Concado *


Pedro González

Angel Cruz

Shakur Tolliver

Lucius Jenkins

Stephen Adly Guirgis


Sherri Eden Barber


Katie Scarlett Graves *

Production Stage Manager

Rebecca Berger *

Assistant Stage Manager

Christopher Ostrom

Scenic & Lighting Designer

Carol Sherry

Costume Designer

Megan Culley

Sound Designer

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
The Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Designers of this production are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE.
Pedro González & Shakur Tolliver in Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (photo: Michael & Suz Karchmer)


by Stephen Adly Guirgis
directed by Sherri Eden Barber

May 26 – June 17, 2023 | previews May 24 and 25

Content Advisory: This production includes explicit language and mature themes.  Non-tobacco cigarettes are smoked onstage during this performance.
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours. Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train is performed without an intermission.

“[a] probing, intense portrait of lives behind bars…whenever it appears that JESUS is settling into familiar territory, it slides right beneath expectations into another, fresher direction.” – NY Times

“…this harrowing prison drama by Stephen Adly Guirgis is proof positive the playwright deserved his 2015 Pulitzer Prize.” – Variety