Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis ('Between Riverside and Crazy') begins his residency at Signature with a revival of his darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith. More…
Angel Cruz 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. Lucius has found God and been born again, and now, Angel's life and the course of his trial will be changed forever.
See it if You want to be over-whelmed by brilliant writing and acting. The energy produced by the actors will have you wound-up for days. Bravo !
Don't see it if if you can’t handle two guys with only street creds discuss god, right vs. wrong, the limits of friendship/responsibility or the F word.
See it if you want a realistic, well-structured prison drama that resonates with layered, intelligent questions and thought.
Don't see it if you don't want to hear a lot of shouting.
See it if You like darker, strong evenings of tense theater. You want to hear grit and tense themes. You like 'Law & Order' to the extreme!
Don't see it if Your choice in theater is fluff and sweet times. You can't get there this week. It's closing soon.
See it if What an incredible piece of theatre this was! Too bad crap theatre on Broadway almost never amounts to work Off-Broadway like this
Don't see it if Everyone in this whole country should see this. Especially Trump.
See it if You like tense dramas with interesting, lengthy wordplay and risk taking acting.
Don't see it if You like lighter fare, or if you don't like language driven plays as this one is definitely a mouthful.
See it if you want a beautifully crafted show related to the criminal justice system: compelling characters and valid philosophical questions.
Don't see it if you don't want to be moved, think or are looking for a mindless--forget-the-next-day theater experience.
See it if you love hard-edged, gritty, hysterical, challenging work. If GBS was the house playwright for Steppenwolf based in Harlem...
Don't see it if you're turned off by rough language or you prefer your theater refined.
See it if If you like deep intense plays. You enjoy this playwright.
Don't see it if You want a light entertain me play. You find the topics of faith and violence uncomfortable.
See it if you want to face very real characters with punchy dialogue that cleverly unsettles and makes you think.
Don't see it if you're looking for something with a well paced plot. You don't like swearing.
See it if you're okay with mixed quality of acting for a really strong script. Overall a very respectable rendering of the play.
Don't see it if you saw the play when it first opened and you are expecting a similar experience.
See it if unfortunately it closed yesterday. it was brilliantly acted and directed and a complex story of shame and redemption.
Don't see it if there is no reason not to see this play.
See it if you enjoy great writing and acting, with incredible fast paced clever dialogue, precise timing, excellent set, costume, lighting and sound.
Don't see it if you are sleepy and having a "cloudy brain" day, listening is crucial, so don't go if you are jet lagged.
See it if you enjoy dark comedy, a commentary of the justice system and want to enjoy a night out
Don't see it if you have no compassion for the incarcerated and do not believe in redemption and faith
See it if an intense play about the criminal justice system, faith and morality. great writing and staging, spectacular performances.
Don't see it if a lot of profanity. a lot of discussion of religion that may offend some or turn some off. more than a little moral equivalency.
See it if you are interested in seeing a powerful production that explores crime, justice & redemption. No easy answers, but lots of food for thought.
Don't see it if you are easily offended by profanity, or are not interested in shows that deal with the criminal justice system.
See it if you like dark humor and lyrical language (which isn't to say it isn't profane at times, but it's poetic profanity).
Don't see it if naturalistic plays aren't your thing or you don't like monologues or plays about prison.