Avenue Q meets Scandalous? Tickets are now available for the new MCC Theater mounting of Hand to God. The offbeat comedy by Robert Askins will be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, who also helmed the original Ensemble Studio Theatre production in 2011. Hand to God begins off-Broadway performances February 20.
In Hand to God, the good children of Cypress, Texas, are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man’s puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected.
Along with Steven Boyer reprising his role as Jason and his alter-ego sock puppet Tyrone, Hand to God will star Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as Pastor Greg, Sarah Stiles as Jessica, Geneva Carr reprising her role as Margery and Michael Oberholtzer as Timmy.
Opening night is set for March 10 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, but you should probably leave your sock puppet at home.