Offbeat comedy Hand to God begins performances off-Broadway February 19. Penned by Robert Askins, the new MCC Theater mounting will be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Opening night is set for March 10 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
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 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 as Margery and Michael Oberholtzer as Timmy.