Directed by David Rainey
Angel Cruz, a bike messenger from NYC who has lost his best friend to a religious cult, is awaiting trial for shooting the leader of that cult in the "ass." After the cult leader, Reverend Kim, dies on the operating table, and the charge against Angel changes to murder, Angel is discovered in his cell barely conscious with a bed sheet tied around his neck. He is then transferred to a special twenty-three-hour lockdown wing of protective custody. For one hour a day, Angel experiences daylight from a cage on the Riker's Island Prison roof. His only source of human contact is the lone inmate who is also in protective custody: Lucius Jenkins, a.k.a. "the Black Plague." A sociopathic serial killer awaiting extradition to Florida, Lucius pauses from his furious workouts only to chain smoke and to "save" Angel. Lucius Jenkins has found God, and Angel's life and the course of his trial will be changed forever.
Nominated for an Olivier Award in 2003.
"Its aggressive high-octane style is like a shot of caffeine straight in the veins" – Lyn Gardner, Guardian
“probing, intense portrait of lives behind bars”
– Ben Brantley, NY Times
Intended for mature audiences.
Previews, July 13-15 @ 8pm
Opening, Sunday, July 16 @ 3pm
Wednesdays-Saturdays @ 8pm
Saturday Matinees @ 3pm
thru July 29
Talkback Thursdays - Every Thursday Performance
LGBTQ* Night, Friday, July 21 @ 8pm (Reception @ 7pm)
Industry Night, July 24 @ 8pm
The Docks Theatre
1119 Providence Street
Houston, TX 77002