Stimulating Drama Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train from Raven Theatre
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The last date listed for Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train was Saturday December 6, 2008 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Raven Theatre East Stage:
- Full Price:
- $22.00 - $36.00
- Our Price:
- $11.00 - $18.00
An innocent young writer struggling with his own homosexuality has his eyes opened to the dark and desperate side of society when he moves into a 1930s New Orleans rooming house and meets its collection of ailing and eccentric residents. A fascinating bookend to Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning career, the famed playwright began writing this autobiographical play when he first moved to the French Quarter in 1938, but it wasn't completed and staged until 1977. This Raven Theatre revival highlights the poetic language and vivid characters that would echo throughout Williams' most famous works, including The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. Learn More
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Featured review from Katarzyna P.
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Incredibly smart and well done play. It kept my attention to the very end . The play covers many interesting issues among which are: religion, racism and power. I can highly recommend that to everyone who is currently searching for her or his own destiny.
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The show was phenomenal. The cast was excellent and held my attention the entire time. The audience was pitifully small for such a great performance. Go see this show. It's intense and emotional and serious and humorous and worth every penny.
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train centers on Angel, a young Latino man in jail for shooting a religious cult leader. Also in prison is an infamous, born-again serial killer who raises the question: Is faith enough to save those who have not practiced what they believe?
Guirgis’ plays are controversial and at times ferocious, but also stimulating and fiercely intelligent, inspiring audiences to question and debate long after they leave the theatre.