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Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train ()

Produced by

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Director: Weyni Mengesha


The Michael Young Theatre


January 23rd, 2020 – February 23rd, 2020


When justice locks you up, what sets you free?

Gripping from start to finish, two notorious men await trial for murder, only to discover justice and goodness where it is least expected. Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis delivers an uncompromising drama about contradiction, contrition, and hypocrisy. (


Diana Donnelly Mary Jane Hanrahan
Daren A. Herbert Lucius Jenkins
Xavier Lopez Angel Cruz
Tony Nappo Valdez
Gregory Prest D'Amica

Creative Team

Stephen Adly Guirgis Playwright
Weyni Mengesha Director
Ken MacKenzie Set Designer
Shannon Lea Doyle Costume Designer
Kevin Lamotte Lighting Designer
John Gzowski Sound Designer
Simon Fon Fight Director
Anahita Dehbonehie Assistant Director


Alicia Richardson Dialect Coach
Kelly McEvenue Alexander Coach
Ashley Ireland Stage Manager
Ada Aguilar Assistant Stage Manager
Ashley Ireland Fight Captain
Bill Stahl Carpenter
Jessica Wu Scenic Artist
Greg Chambers Props Builder
Natalie Swiercz Wardrobe Coordinator
Geoff Hughes Cutter
Janet Pym Dresser
Barbara Nowakowski First Hand
Natalie Kirk Lighting Operator
Austin Kelway Sound Operator
Samy Beydoun Deck Operator


Andrew Leeke Technical Director
Meg Woods Assistant Production Manager
Corey MacVicar Assistant Technical Director
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Erika Connor Head of Wardrobe
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Paul Boddum Head Scenic Artist
Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Head of Hair and Makeup
Ashton Vetter House Technician