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Jesus Hopped the A Train

DATE: Thursday, November 18, 2021

END DATE: Saturday, November 20, 2021

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Leslie Phillips Theater, HCC Fine & Performing Arts Building


Fall 2021 Theater Department production directed by alum Axel Cruz '11

The HCC Theater Department presents "Jesus Hopped the A Train," by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by HCC alum Axel Cruz '11, Nov. 18-20, at 7:30 p.m on the stage of the Leslie Phillips Theater with a matinee performance on Sat., Nov. 20, at 2 p.m.

The Friday, Nov. 19, performance will be ASL intepreted and closed-captioned. 

The plot: Angel Cruz is charged with attempted murder, his fate largely in the hands of Mary Jane Hanrahan, his public defender, while Lucius Jenkins is facing extradition to the state of Florida on multiple murder charges. The two men meet in the 23-hour, lockdown protective custody wing of Rikers Island, newly taken over by the menacing guard Valdez who replaces the more mild, easy-going D'Amico. 

Warning: This show contains material not suited to audiences below the age of 13. 

Running Time: 90 minutes, with one 10 minute intermission

Cost: All tickets $5. Tickets are available one hour before the show at the Leslie Phillips Box Office, or by calling 413-552-2528 to reserve tickets.

Seating capacity will be limited and socially distanced. Audience members will be required to wear masks at all times. 


Lauren Bailey* as Mary Jane Hanrahan

Richard Parris Scott as Lucius Jenkins 

Miguel Perez as Valdez 

Cody Oxley as D'Amico

Edward Rodriguez as Angel Cruz

Production Staff:

Axel Cruz*: Director 

Madison Robitaille: Stage Manager 

Julio Colon: Assistant Stage Manager

Steven Bailey*: Technical Director (HCC Staff) 

Matthew Whiton: Production Manager / Designer (HCC Faculty)

Isabella Bonavita: Sound Board Operator

Ethan White: Assistant Lighting Designer / Light Board Operator 

Brandon Rodriguez: Run Crew

Mary Starzyk: Administrative Assistant, Box Office Manager, Program Designer (HCC Staff)

Caterina Guerin: Costumes 

Elaine Stoneham*: Hair and Makeup

* denotes HCC alum

All participants are HCC students unless otherwise noted