solo performance · mike schlitt · Ages 14+ · United States

one person show

Two additional performances
Saturday, July 6 @ 8pm
Sunday, July 7 @ 7pm

Kyle Gass of Tenacious D: “If Spaulding Gray and Eric Bogosian mated while blazing on acid then spawned an illicit love child, and if the fruit of their loin spent his entire childhood reading Shopenhauer and watching Marx Brothers movies, he would probably grow up to be Mike Schlitt, who is my own personal Jesus! See this show and learn the true meaning of theater.”

LA Examiner: “For once you can believe the hype. This show is a masterpiece of storytelling…funny,serious, cynical, triumphant. A tour de force performance that must be seen by all Fringe lovers.” (Bob Leggett)

LA Bitter Lemons: “…a genuinely thrilling deconstruction of Hollywood, the ‘Cinematic Savior’, and the stories we tell ourselves growing up.” (Kat Primeau)

The Tidings: "It’s an adage long known to actors and playwrights – the best plays are always about truth. Mike Schlitt’s account of his early life and adventures in Hollywood along with the memories of his father is truth at its most hilarious – and most touching. The hour and a half spent on the “Jesus Ride” is one of the finest theatrical experiences you’ll ever enjoy." (Sean M. Wright)

Jesus Ride
written & performed by Mike Schlitt
directed by Tracy Young

Join the Son of God and the son of a TV writer on an epic, comedic roller coaster ride—traveling dizzying speeds, taking hairpin twists and turns through sweeping historical vistas and deeply private moments. Part film history, part chronicle of western civilization, JESUS RIDE is a stem-winding personal confession, a raconteur’s fever dream, and a terrifying journey through the worst Jesus movie in all human history.

Fasten your seat belts. Take the JESUS RIDE.

Winner-FringeNYC ’Best of the Fringe" and Outstanding Solo Show award

Ovation Recommended

“Go. A richly satisfying show” LA Weekly
“Brilliant” Anthony Byrnes, Opening The Curtain – KCRW
“Funny and slyly perceptive” LA Times
“Divine Absurdity” NY Times
“I saw God!” Village Voice
“A funny, weird and thought-provoking tour de farce” Matt’s Movies

When buying your tickets online, use the SOVA discount code and the price of your $15 ticket will be donated to the Los Angeles SOVA program, providing free groceries and an array of supportive services to over 12,000 individuals of all ages, ethnicities and religions each month.

Learn More at

Production Team

* Fringe Veteran