About Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Esther Baker
Presented by Synergy Theatre Project
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.
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