Edi Gathegi, Tony Plano, Ricardo Chavira, Erick Betancourt and Sean Carvajal. Photo by Lia Chang

Sean Carvajal, Edi Gathegi, Ricardo Chavira, Stephanie DiMaggio, Erick Betancourt End Extended Run in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN

Congratulations to the tight ensemble of Sean Carvajal, Edi Gathegi, Ricardo Chavira, Stephanie DiMaggio and Erick Betancourt, who will end their extended run in Signature Theatre’s critically acclaimed revival of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Obie Award-winner Mark Brokaw, on December 3rd on the Irene Diamond Stage.

Sean Carvajal and Ricardo Chavira. Photo: Joan Marcus
Sean Carvajal and Ricardo Chavira. Photo: Joan Marcus

In Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, Angel Cruz (Sean Carvajal) is a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside Rikers Island, a terrified Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins (Edi Gathegi) . Lucius has found God and been born again, and now, Angel’s life and the course of his trial will be changed forever.

Edi Gathegi and Ricardo Chavira. Photo: Joan Marcus
Edi Gathegi and Ricardo Chavira. Photo: Joan Marcus

Guirgis is Signature’s current Residency One playwright. Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train is the first of three plays Signature will produce over the coming year. Our Lady of 121st Street, directed by Anne Kauffman, will be presented in the spring of 2018, with a new play to follow during the 2018-19 Season.

Sean Carvajal. Photo: Joan Marcus
Sean Carvajal. Photo: Joan Marcus
Sean Carvajal, Ricardo Chavira and Edi Gathegi. Photo: Joan Marcus
Sean Carvajal, Ricardo Chavira and Edi Gathegi. Photo: Joan Marcus
Sean Carvajal. Photo: Joan Marcus
Sean Carvajal. Photo: Joan Marcus
Stephanie DiMaggio and Sean Carvajal. Photo: Joan Marcus
Stephanie DiMaggio and Sean Carvajal. Photo: Joan Marcus
Edi Gathegi, Tony Plana, Ricardo Chavira, Erick Betancourt and Sean Carvajal. Photo by Lia Chang
Edi Gathegi, Tony Plana, Ricardo Chavira, Erick Betancourt and Sean Carvajal. Photo by Lia Chang

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Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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