Jesus Hopped the A Train

Start: Hail Mary...Hail Mary...Hail Mary

Angel Cruz

Jesus Hopped the A Train

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Act Two, Scene Five
Time & Place
Rikers Island Prison, New York
Time Period
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Monologue Context

This monologue occurs at the very end of the play, when Angel is attempting to pray.

Monologue Text

Start: Hail Mary...Hail Mary...Hail Mary, you’re a lady, talk to your f@#%in’ Son...I don’, I don’ mean that...I juss...I juss wanna be good...I wanna be, I wanna be a good man, Mary, I wanna be a man...Saint Anthony?!....Saint Anthony!

[... ...]

End: I can’t believe---I wish---I’m so sorry. I am--Tell his mothah, God, cuz I know she’s with you, please tell Miss Hameric I’m sorry cuz I am sorry--

For full extended monologue, see: Adley Gurgis, Stephen. Jesus Hopped the A Train. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 2000. Pp. 65-66.

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