In Robert Askins’ Hand to God, when sock puppet, Tyrone, takes on a wickedly funny and shockingly dangerous personality all his own, the introverted teenager, Jason, who created him finds his world turned inside out. Crude, lewd Tyrone has a knack for telling the truth Jason never could and his small Texas town and Christian puppet club will never be the same in this riotous Broadway hit comedy… Warning: Graphic puppet sex and devilish behavior (so leave the kids at home).
Critics have praised Hand to God as “a darkly delightful play… flat-out hilarious, spewing forth acid comedy” — Charles Isherwood, New York Times; “furiously funny…Askins’ most impressive talent is his ability to make us laugh while juggling those big themes that make life so terrifying… and the eternal battle between your good puppet and your bad puppet” — Marilyn Stasio, Variety; and “so ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing” — Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News.
Directed by Cynthia Levin, the play features Bob Linebarger as Jason/Tyrone; Heidi Van as Margery; Marc Liby as Pastor Greg; Matthew J. Lindblom as Timmy; and Mariem Diaz as Jessica.
Hand to God is on Unicorn Theatre’s Levin Stage located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. The show runs September 7th – October 2nd, 2016. Previews are September 7th, 8th and 9th. Opening Night is September 10th. Featured Friday pre-show events are scheduled for September 16th and 30th at 7 p.m. Talk back performances, where patrons are encouraged to stay after the show and discuss the play with the actors and director, are scheduled for September 13th, 18th and 25th.
Performances run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to afford a ticket, you may Pay What U Can at performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, because we believe art is for everyone.
Tickets are now on sale. Call 816-531-PLAY (7529) EXT. 10, go online at www.UnicornTheatre.org or buy in person at the box office located at 3828 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111. Special discounts are available for seniors (65+), students, and patrons under age 30.