EVERYMAN THEATRE PRESENTS
HAND TO GOD
BY ROBERT ASKINS
27 July - 13 August 2022
Run time: approx. 1 hour 40 minutes
Content: Contains strong language, adult themes and VERY RUDE PUPPETS.
Not suitable for children
Winner of the off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play and nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play
In the tiny, conservative town of Cypress, Texas, the shy, mild-mannered Jason is just trying to be a good son.
When he joins his mother Margery's Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church, Jason discovers a burgeoning talent for puppetry, and after his father’s sudden death it seems like things might just turn out okay. Tyrone the puppet, though, has other plans. As the foul-mouthed, independent, and devilishly funny Tyrone grows in strength, Jason's complex relationships with the school bully, the girl-next-door, and most importantly, his mother, are thrown into upheaval.
A blasphemous black comedy (with puppets) that explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us, Hand To God will leave you sore with laughter.
“Askins’ most impressive talent is his ability to make us laugh while juggling those big themes that make life so terrifying: death, depression, alcoholism, sexual guilt, emotional repression, religious hypocrisy and the eternal battle between your good puppet and your bad puppet.”
"Sesame Street meets The Exorcist"
-The New Yorker
"The freshest and funniest Broadway comedy in years, Hand to God is to plays as The Book of Mormon is to musicals: a welcome breath of foul air."
- Time Out (New York)
“Hand To God is so ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing. Ah, hurts so good.”
-NY Daily News