Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Jesus Hopped the A Train is directed by Esther Baker, presented by Synergy Theatre Project and performed by a company of professional and ex-prisoner actors.
‘You killed eight people, man… say your prayers twenty-four hours a day, it don’t mean shit!’
Protective Custody: Rikers Island, NY. Impressionable Angel and serial killer Lucius – two convicts set on a collision course – wrestle with God, their demons and a brutal system which shows no mercy.
Speakers include: Erwin James (Guardian columnist and former prisoner), Dr Bob Johnson (Psychiatrist and co-founder of the James Nayler Foundation), Juliet Lyon (Prison Reform Trust), Tim Robertson (Koestler Trust) and Clive Stafford Smith (Reprieve).
Synergy works with prisoners and ex-prisoners, producing shows both in theatres and within prisons, delivering education projects for young people and new writing initiatives to develop playwrights from prison.
‘Rare and remarkable… this is a drama that cries out for attention – and richly rewards it. The acting in Esther Baker’s shattering production is tremendous’ Daily Telegraph on The Long Road