They say the show must go on, and that has proven especially true of the Signature Theatre’s star-crossed revival of the 2000 Stephen Adly Guirgis prison drama “Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train.”
In the last few weeks, director Mark Brokaw’s production has lost both of its lead actors to medical or personal conflicts. But two remarkable actors — Sean Carvajal and Edi Gathegi — have stepped in and (mostly) hit their marks.
Guirgis has written an issue play, with a capital “I,” one that touches on issues of crime and punishment, free will, religion and justice. And he’s built it on the back of some rat-a-tat dialogue and exchanges of ideas that continually reveal the capacity to surprise.
Read the rest of my review at TheWrap.