Hand to God: A Play

Hand to God: A Play

by Robert Askins


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Hand to God: A Play by Robert Askins

"The freshest and funniest Broadway comedy in years...Hand to God is to plays as The Book of Mormon is to musicals." —Time Out NYIn the rec room in at a church in Cypress, Texas, Margery leads her students in a puppet pageant to strengthen their faith in the Bible and evade Satan's hand. But when the young members of 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. In this hilarious black comedy, a foul-mouthed sock puppet named Tyrone soon teaches those around him that the urges that can drive a person to give in to their darkest desires fit like a glove. In Hand to God, a "true tour de force" (New York Times), Robert Askins has written a play of "unerring perfection" (Huffington Post).The must-see hit of the 2015 Broadway season, starring Steven Boyer and Geneva Carr, garnered an Obie Award and five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, following its sold out, critically acclaimed off-Broadway runs at MCC Theater and Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468313925
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 455,875
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert Askins's Hand to God opened on Broadway in April 2015, following two critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway runs, where it was names a New York Times Critics' Pick and called "the most entertaining show of 2014." His newest play Permission made its world premiere Off-Broadway in spring 2015 at MCC Theater. He has received two EST/Sloan grants, the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, and an Arch and Bruce Davis Award for Playwriting. An I-73 and Youngblood alum and graduate of Baylor University, he's currently working on two feature film projects and an original comedy series for HBO.