Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy) begins his Residency at Signature with a new production of his darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, directed by Obie Award-winner Mark Brokaw. 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.

"Critic’s Pick! Riveting, hilarious and heartbreaking -- great art, burrowing deeper the higher it flies."
- Jesse Green, The New York Times
"Taut and terrific! Voices are so well orchestrated they’re as complementary as the colors of a painting."
- Marilyn Stasio, Variety  

"Superb performances! A vital, pulsating drama."
- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter


October 5 - December 3, 2017
Running Time
2 hours 15 minutes, with one intermission

Please Note

This production contains the use of herbal cigarettes.


Erick Betancourt

Sean Carvajal

Ricardo Chavira

Stephanie DiMaggio

Edi Gathegi


Scenic Design
Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design
Dede M. Ayite
Lighting Design
Scott Zielinski
Sound Design
M.L. Dogg
Dialect Coach
Deborah Hecht
Wig and Makeup Design
Cookie Jordan
Production Stage Manager
Linda Marvel

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