A puppet speaking in a man's ear. Text reads, "Hand of God"
Hand to God
Sep 16Oct 30, 2016
By Robert Askins

Director

Gary Griffin

Playwright

Robert Askins

Cast

Nina Ganet (Jessica) Curtis Edward Jackson (Timothy) Eric Slater (Pastor Greg) Janelle Snow (Margery) Alex Weisman (Jason/Tyrone)

Summary

The God-fearing children of Cypress, Texas spend their after-school hours practicing Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church. When one devout young boy discovers that his hand puppet has a life of its own, all hell breaks loose. Literally. In this sidesplitting and lightning-paced comedy, a satanic sock puppet named Tyrone shows the children, minister, and school bully who’s really in charge. Declared “flat-out hilarious” by The New York Times and described as “Sesame Street meets The Exorcist” by The New Yorker; Hand to God by Robert Askins and directed by Gary Griffin (Never the Sinner, Appropriate) makes its Chicago premiere after thrilling audiences on Broadway last season.

Production Team

Joe Schermoly, Scenic Design
Janice Pytel, Costume Design
Christine Binder, Lighting Design
Chris Kriz, Original Music and Sound Design
Michael Dold, Properties Design
Daniel Dempsey, Puppet Director
Rachel Christianson, Puppet Designer
Isaac Gomez, Dramaturgy
Tina Jach, Stage Manager

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