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:
- $8.00 - $14.00
Set in rural Ireland, John M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World follows a young man who swaggers into a small pub telling grand tales and boasting of dark deeds. Instead of condemning him, the local men and ladies admire him. Not all is as it seems, however, and when the young stranger meets his match in a feisty, beautiful barmaid, there's an unexpected twist in the tale that threatens his moment in the spotlight. This dark, comedic masterpiece still packs the same punch as when it was originally produced at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1907. 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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Raven Theatre
Raven Theatre's mission is to establish itself as an important voice in regional theater, focusing on American classics, as well as new and lesser-known projects that shed light on the "American Experience." The company's mission is realized by uniting an ensemble of Chicago-based theater artists from diverse disciplines who work together with the goal of maintaining a high standard of artistic excellence with programming easily accessible to patrons of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, and thereby enriching our community's cultural life. Vigorously fresh revivals of masterpieces by great playwrights such as Miller, Williams, Saroyan and Mamet introduce new audiences to established classics, while original and lesser-known works give voice to the next generation of playwrights. Through Raven's Children's Theatre Program, the company seeks to present a wide range of theatrical education and entertainment options applicable across a broad academic spectrum.