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Show Summary - Hand To God
This remarkable play has an even remarkable story of its journey to Broadway. The playwright, Robert Askins, has never had a play produced on Broadway, and the director, Moritz von Stuelpnagel, has never directed a play on Broadway. The star, Steven Boyer, is making is Broadway debut, as are two of the other four cast members. The play premiered at the very off-the-beaten-path Off-Broadway (arguably Off-Off-Broadway) venue Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2011, where it enjoyed three sold-out runs and continual extensions. This caught the eye of Bernie Telsey, the notable casting director whose Off-Broadway theater company MCC is a significant step up on the production value ladder. Hand to God transferred to MCC for a limited engagement February 19 to March 30, 2014. It was then up to the commercial producer Kevin McCollum to decide boldly to transfer it to Broadway.
Hand to God takes place in a small conservative rural town in Texas. The protagonist is a young man named Jason and his hand puppet. What started out as a creative escape from the pressures of high school adolescence, soon takes a turn for the worse. Jason’s hand puppet, Tyrone (also played by the same actor) is a crude and profane manifestation of Jason that takes on a life of its own. This does not go over well in the quaint town of Cypress, Texas. The impious Tyrone presents a problem for Jason, his parents and the rest of the townsfolk. Jason and his hand-puppet Tyrone, set the platform for this dark Broadway comedy that is as unsettling as it is hysterical.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 03/14/15
Show Opens: 04/07/15
Show Closes: 01/03/16
Number of Performances: 7 Shows per week
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What Is HAND TO GOD Like?
With such an extraordinary journey to Broadway, arriving without the usual safety net of A-list stars, brand name recognition, London raves, or at least Broadway veterans in the writer’s or director’s seat, the play is relying on nothing but its own brilliance. The show is an edgy black comedy about a young boy (played by 30-something year-old Steven Boyer) whose foul-mouthed sock puppet becomes possessed by the devil. While attending Sunday school, all the students are instructed to make sock puppets, but Jason’s becomes a little friskier than most. In a performance of bravura, Boyer plays both a little boy and a Satanic sock puppet, in the most entertaining and versatile performance to hit Broadway since Jefferson Mays in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.
Is HAND TO GOD Good for Kids?
The show may not be appropriate for children under the age of 18. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Steven Boyer plays Jason/Tyrone
Show Duration: Hand To God runs for 1 hour and 55 minutes, including an intermission
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Genre: Play - Broadway Premiere - Dark Comedy
Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Director)
Beowulf Boritt (Set Designer)
Sydney Maresca (Costume Designer)
Jason Lyons (Lighting Designer)
Jill BC Du Boff (Sound Designer)
Marte Johanne Ekhougen (Puppet Designer)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garages for the Booth Theatre are located at:
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Quik Park Garage
303 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.