Kwame Kwei-Armah’s eagerly anticipated first season as the Young Vic’s artistic director has been announced, and it features a new production of JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN directed by Kate Hewitt. The play is written by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherfucker with the Hat), and is a dark comedy about the contradictory nature of faith. It will come to the Main House in February.
“Inside the lockdown wing of Rikers Island prison, a frightened young man accused of murdering a cult leader is confronted with a charismatic born-again serial killer and a sadistic guard. Will one man’s redemption lead to another’s damnation?”
Tickets are available here: https://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/jesus-hopped-the-train
Before then Kate will direct COCK, by Mike Bartlett, at Chichester Festival Theatre.