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  Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train at 1st Stage Theatre

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

1st Stage Theatre
1524 Spring Hill Road McLean

Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith, 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.

Thru - Oct 15, 2017

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Box Office: 703-854-1856

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  Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train Reviews
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Washington Post - Highly Recommended

"...The good news about this revival of Guirgis’s durable 2000 script is that it finds the Tysons Corner troupe 1st Stage doing perhaps its finest work yet. Britton is part of a balanced ensemble richly inhabiting the show co-directed by 1st Stage Artistic Director Alex Levy and Juan Francisco Villa."
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Nelson Pressley

BroadwayWorld - Somewhat Recommended

"...The play itself, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, is relevant to today, but it is overwhelming. The themes of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train are too many, which is part of the play's problem, and clearly not focused. The audience is essentially spoon fed many things such as the death penalty, good vs. evil, and religion. These themes could have been dealt with in a different matter in order to allow the audience to think and speculate more."
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Hannah Wing

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...The 'A' Train is superbly acted with finely tuned characters that are both funny and vile, especially Gomez's Valdez, who is a sniveling bully with an annoyingly pitched voice and propensity to over Ar. Ti. Cu. Late. Listening to him, at times, is like listening to nails on a chalkboard, even when he says profoundly true things: "People go through life discarding things. Tangible. And intangible."
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Kelly McCorkendale

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