Hand To God extends booking to 24 January 2016


Robert Askins' comedy Hand to God, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, has announced that it has extended its booking to 24 January 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre.

The show began previews on 12 March 2015 before an official opening on 7 April, and was previously booking through to 26 July 2015.

Producer Kevin McCollum said of the extension: "We are genuinely thrilled that Broadway audiences have discovered-and are talking about-the diabolical charms of Robert Askins' brave new comedy. It is an honor to continue to share this extraordinary production with New York theatergoers into the new year and beyond."

Hand to God centers on shy, inquisitive student Jason, who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door and - most especially - his mother are thrown into further upheaval when Jason’s hand puppet Tyrone - once soft-spoken - takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. As Tyrone’s influence over Jason steadily grows, the play explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

The production received five 2015 Tony Award nominations including Best Play, Direction of a Play (Moritz von Stuelpnagel), Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Steven Boyer), Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Geneva Carr), and Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Sarah Stiles).

The cast currently features Steven Boyer as Jason/Tyrone; Geneva Carr as Margery; Marc Kudisch as Pastor Greg; Sarah Stiles as Jessica; and Michael Oberholtzer as Timothy.

The production features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Jill BC DuBoff, puppet design by Marte Johanne Ekhougen, and fight direction by Robert Westley.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Steven Boyer
in Hand To God
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