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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.