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Elysium Theatre Company present
the Northern Premiere of
JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN
by Stephen Adley Giurgis
Directed by Jake Murray.
Cast includes Alice Frankham, Faz Singhateh, Danny Solomon,
Angel Cruz is standing trial for shooting the Reverend Kim in the ass (Reverend Kim later died). Lucius Jenkins is on appeal, a paranoid schizophrenic serial killer who has found God, trying to avoid the death penalty for the murder of eight people. For one hour each day, both men share adjacent cages on Rikers Island, New York’s top security prison. Then one day they get talking.
’Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train’ is a funny, powerful, adrenalin-fuelled drama of good and evil, penalty and redemption, God and the Devil by award-winning American playwright Stephen Adley Giurgis (‘Our Lady of 121st Street’ (Broadway, NY), ‘The Motherfucker With The Hat’ (National Theatre) and ‘The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot’ (Almeida).
Elysium TC is a new theatre company dedicated to bringing the best of world theatre to the North. Their debut production, 'Days Of Wine And Roses', received rave reviews when it played at the Assembly Rooms in Durham and 53two in Manchester last year. This is their second premiere at the Assembly Rooms, where they are Resident Company.
Elysium Theatre Company presents
TWO BY BECKETT: FOOTFALLS and KRAPP’S LAST TAPE
A double bill of short plays by the master of modern drama, Samuel Beckett, each a haunting meditation on life, love and longing.
KRAPP’S LAST TAPE
Every year a writer, Krapp, celebrates his birthday by making a recording of the year’s events. Now an old man, this year he prepares by listening to one he made thirty years before. In so doing he confronts his younger self, his dreams, his hopes and the women he loved…
A woman paces endlessly, measuring our her life in footfalls, revolving the past in her mind until she can make sense of it. As she paces, the presence of her mother watches, a memory, a ghost, longing to reach out.
Award-winning playwright Samuel Beckett transformed world drama with his surreal, poetic plays. Most famous for Waiting For Godot and Endgame, his work is presented all over the world. Elysium Theatre Company are proud to bring these two short masterpieces to Durham for the first time.
Elysium Theatre Company is Durham’s only independent professional theatre company. Currently resident company at the Assembly Rooms, our goal is to bring the best of world theatre to the North.
Aboard the HMS Pinafore, the Captain's daughter, Josephine, and the seaman, Ralph, desperately want to marry but are prevented by Josephine's father, due to Ralph's lower social standing. But will the Captain change his mind about loving across social boundaries when Buttercup, a nanny, declares her own love for him?