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Jesus Hopped the "A" Train (Library Edition Audio CDs)

Jesus Hopped the "A" Train (Library Edition Audio CDs)
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Jesus Hopped the "A" Train (Library Edition Audio CDs)

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Stephen Adly Guirgis' critical and hilarious examination of the judicial system delivers the visceral thrills we expect in prison dramas. And not since David Mamet's heyday has there been such a lively and peppery use of the "f-bomb." Just when you thought you'd heard every combination possible in "The Sopranos" and "Oz," along comes "Jesus Hopped" with an opening sequence featuring the profanity in configurations that had even the most staid of audience members shrieking with laughter. The play contains the staples of prison dramas sadistic guards, crusty and burned-out lawyers, psychopathic inmates Williams, and "newbie" convicts who soon become hardened by the system and turns these conventions on their ears. Yet, in its rattling tin-cup heart, "Jesus Hopped" is about faith. It speaks searchingly of what makes a man good or bad, whether redemption is possible and necessary, and the urgency of prayer.

Product Details
Author:Stephen Adly Guirgis
Publisher:L.A. Theatre Works
Publication Date:May 07, 2007
Product Length:1.0 inches
Product Width:5.5 inches
Product Height:7.5 inches
Product Weight:0.25 pounds
Package Length:7.4 inches
Package Width:5.3 inches
Package Height:0.9 inches
Package Weight:0.25 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 4 reviews

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5Wonderful surprise  Sep 01, 2007 By Nicholas Leshi "kikstad"
I had heard of the writer's other play, "Our Lady of 121st Street," but I decided to pick up this one too, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. "Jesus Hopped the A Train" is a powerful play about the meaning of faith and some of the hypocrisy in people who use organized religion (or misuse it) for their own earthly goals. But the story is so much more than that. The character of Angel is wonderful, and as an actor myself I hope to get the chance to play him on stage while I'm young enough to do it. Stephen Adly Guirgis has a great talent for believable dialogue and unique characterization. Some have criticized his alleged weak plotting, but I think the overall pluses in his tales compensate for any negatives. Read his plays and judge for yourself.

5Great  Oct 31, 2013 By william jackson
Very good story. Great to use to extract a monologue. Would definitely recommend to a mature reader due to adult language

5it is a very sad play.  Dec 12, 2015 By Whitney S.
Needed this for a scene I am doing in my acting class, it is a very sad play... Great though!

5Five Stars  Aug 01, 2015 By Davon Carela
The script was of good quality.

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