Jesus hopped the a train pdf
Jesus Hopped the A Train by Stephen Adly GuirgisAn interesting investigation of life in prison, the role of God in the lives of the incarcerated, and (to a lesser extent) the legal system. There were parts of this text where reading it was difficult because it took me some time to adjust to the speech patterns, but at the same time I liked that it was written exactly as it was intended to be pronounced. The play was at its most interesting, in my opinion, during the passage that explains the title of the piece. A good cast could make this quite compelling, but I do have concerns that it would be difficult to sit through without performers capable of locating and capitalizing on its nuances.
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Stephen Guirgis' powerful tale of religion and redemption in the American penitentiary system makes a huge impact in gentle Oxford, with vibrant performances and the sharpest of dialogue. A pity, then, that the ideas underpinning the play are so hesitant. Believing a religious cult leader had duped his best friend Joey with religious nonsense, Angel had addressed the leader as a confused boy might - "I shot him in the ass". Alas, The Reverend Kim dies shortly afterwards of a heart attack, leaving Angel facing a murder charge. To his defence comes Mary Hanrahan, an Irish American lawyer whose childhood memories of being the poor underdog makes her risk her career to save Angel.