Our Lady of 121st Street, Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We’d all be Kings.

Three plays by Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Stephen Adly Guirgid has been hailed as one of the most promising playwrights at work in America today. A masterful poet of the downtrodden, Guirgis portrays life on New York’s hardscrabble streets in a manner both tender and unflinching, while continually exploring the often startling gulf between who we are and how we perceive ourselves. This volume includes his most recent work, Our Lady of 121st Street, an acclaimed comic portrait of the graduates of Harlem Catholic school reunited at the funeral of a beloved teacher, along with his two previous plays: the philosophical jailhouse drama Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We’d all Be Kings, an Iceman Cometh for the Giuliani era that looks at the effect of Times Square’s gentrification on its less-desirable inhabitants.

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