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 are open to the perspectives of inmates and the incarcerated. You like monologue-heavy plays. You can see the gray in the black/white.
Don't see it if you are looking for a plot or an easy answer. Some of the writing is superb and thought-provoking, some would benefit from editing.
See it if you're open to provocative, socially relevant topics with brilliant, electrifying dialogue
Don't see it if you can't concentrate for 2 and 1/4 hours or find the characters, situation unpleasant
See it if Masterful use of language in this 5 character play. Guirgis is skillful at capturing the language of the characters. Topical. Fun at times.
Don't see it if If you want a 90 minute comedy. Drama about incarceration.
See it if whether or not you are a fan or familiar with the playwright. My friends and I were blown away! Best show all year! the acting was amazing
Don't see it if No reason. I guess if you are offended by swear words.
See it if You love Guirgis’s mix of the poetic and the profane, plays about the gritty underbelly of NYC, great acting ensembles
Don't see it if You don’t like salty language. You’re looking for something warm and fuzzy.
See it if you like the relevant drama. Great writing and acting!
Don't see it if you prefer to turn you brain off and just have a good time.
See it if A play which we all need to see if we really want to know about our penal system and the attitudes which prevail on the inside.A must see.
Don't see it if If you like burying your head in the sand about the realities of prison life and it's failures.The cast showed you what it's like inside.
See it if you like masterfully written dialogue about intense contemporary social analysis. It is heavy and intense but uplifting and funny. Bravo!
Don't see it if you don't want intelligent theater about gritty unnerving social injustice. The dialogue & themes are very NYC hood but easily transcendent
See it if you want to see dynamic performances in a play with conflict and drama.
Don't see it if offensive language offends you or you suspect this might be too much like an episode of Law and Order, only without the expletives.
See it if You want to see an expert production of a work by a playwright with his ear to the ground who is fine-tuned to the cadences of the Everyman
Don't see it if You are put off by shouting and passionate exchanges of aggressive dialogue. You are easier offended by copious use of foul language.
See it if you want to see some great acting, can'rt imagine that the originally cast would have been anywhere near as good
Don't see it if you don't want to see guys in prison & some raw emotions
See it if You like powerful yet compelling writing and acting. Strength of friendship, lunacy, corruption. Great theatre!
Don't see it if You're turned off by foul language, prisons, intense acting and references to god. You're open open minded.
See it if Intertwining internal conflicts between faith and law. Absorbing pace with fantastic acting from everyone. Mind-numbing to say the least
Don't see it if Sympathizing with a psychotic serial killer is troublesome to you. Arguably humanizes criminals.
See it if you appreciate the thought provoking, conversation starting dialogue of Gurgis. Solid acting throughout.
Don't see it if you are looking for a plot driven play, this story is more of an exploration into society and faith.