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Young Vic Extends JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN

Young Vic Extends JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN

The Young Vic today announces an extension, due to popular demand, of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train. The critically-acclaimed production, directed by Kate Hewitt, now runs until Saturday 6 April, and will include a Relaxed Performance on Wednesday 3 April.

The cast includes Oberon K. A. Adjepong (Lucius Jenkins), Matthew Douglas (D'Amico), Ukweli Roach (Angel Cruz) and Joplin Sibtain (Valdez).

From Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherf*cker with the Hat), comes this critically-acclaimed dark comedy about the American justice system and the contradictory nature of faith.

Inside the lockdown wing of Rikers Island prison, a frightened young man accused of murdering a cult leader is confronted with a charismatic born-again serial killer and a sadistic guard. Will one man's redemption lead to another's damnation?

Stephen Adly Guirgis is a playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor. As a playwright, his other credits include Our Lady Of 121st Street, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Little Flower of East Orange, The Motherf*cker with the Hat, and Between Riverside and Crazy, which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His television writing credits include NYPD Blue and The Get Down.

Kate Hewitt directs. Her theatre credits for the company include as director Far Away (JMK Young Director Award, 2014) and as Associate Director, Yerma. Her other directing credits include Frost/Nixon, Tribes (Sheffield Theatres), The Ice Road (Raucous Theatre), Kiki's Delivery Service, Tomcat (Southwark Playhouse), Romeo & Juliet (Ambassador's Theatre) and Portrait (Edinburgh Festival/UK tour). As Associate Director her credits include, One Love: The Bob Marley Musical (Birmingham Rep), Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Drury Lane), Medea (Headlong Theatre Company) and Electra (Gate Theatre/Latitude Festival).


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