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 Who gets to judge good and bad? Are there degrees of guilt? Is there redemption? Powerful dialogue with stark stage lighting. Great actors.
Don't see it if You want something light and escapism. Be ready to tackle some deep concepts.
See it if You enjoy prison dramas, or talk about prayer and religion
Don't see it if Talk about God bores you; you don't like plays that are made up mostly of two-actor scenes and single-actor direct address to the audience
See it if you enjoy an intensely acted show that raises challenging questions about the nature of redemption without offering easy answers.
Don't see it if you don't care for a show that poses questions about religion and about social issues such as the fairness of our justice system.
See it if Strong dialogue. compelling situation. The central character, Angel, is quite moving. Play raises profound issues, timely and universal.
Don't see it if The plot is idea driven but a bit static. Murderer/born-again Christian Lucius' can be long-winded. His psychology is not fully realized.
See it if You want to watch an absorbing, heartbreaking, yet still entertaining contemporary play about criminal justice.
Don't see it if You're offended by strong language or don't want to engage with complex issues.
See it if You are looking for something both thought-provoking and entertaining, as well as something relevant. Both the writing and the acting are st
Don't see it if You are offended by the use of profanity.