9/23 Jesus Hopped the A Train
This Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 23rd, we will be reading JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN by Stephen Adly Guirgis.
Angel Cruz is a thirty-year-old bike messenger from NYC who has lost his best friend to a religious cult. At the opening of the play, he is in his second night of incarceration, awaiting trial for shooting the leader of that cult in the “ass.” Angel’s public defender is Mary Jane Hanrahan, still relatively young but very nearly disillusioned. His jailer is Valdez, a brutally direct prison guard who believes in a world of black and white only. Lucius Jenkins, a.k.a. “the Black Plague,” works out furiously in the cage next to Angel. A sociopathic serial killer awaiting extradition to Florida, Lucius pauses from his workouts only to chain smoke and to “save” Angel. Lucius Jenkins has found God, and Angel’s life and the course of his trial will be changed forever.
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, September 23rd
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
ANGEL CRUZ – Travis James Riner*
VALDEZ, GUARD – Mark Hein
MARY JANE HANRAHAN, INMATE 1 – Jennifer Hugus
CHARLIE D’AMICO – Jenny Martin
LUCIUS JENKINS, INMATE 3 – Jim Niedzialkowski*
STAGE DIRECTIONS, INMATE 2 – Hannah Doty
*Play Club West BOARD/VIP