The Cross and the Switchblade

6th Jun 2008, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Arts Centre

Date: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th June 7:30pm

1950’s New York is a city of gangs, drugs and violence where only the toughest survive. Certainly it is no place for a friendless Puerto Rican kid with a family he’d rather forget. But Nicky Cruz is no ordinary boy and when he is initiated into the ranks of the dreaded Mau Mau gang, his craziness and skill with a blade make him one of the most feared figures in the city’s underworld.

David Wilkerson, is a country preacher in a comfortable parish. So what on earth could possess him to go to New York, armed with nothing but a bible, to be with the fighters, hookers and users? What will happen when David finally comes face to face with Nicky Cruz? This pulsating play has toured across the UK to packed houses and critical acclaim.

Tickets £10.00 / £8.00 concessions.

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