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
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