University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
HAND TO GOD
Written by Robert Askins
Directed by Nick Fagan
By arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
A SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
***** 'See this brilliant show.' (Weekend Notes)
'There are spectacularly funny moments' (The Advertiser)
“When I have acted badly, all I have to do is say… The devil made me do it.”
Described as “Sesame Street meets The Exorcist”, the funniest and filthiest Broadway show in years finally makes its South Australian premiere in University of Adelaide’s iconic Little Theatre.
After premiering Off-Broadway in 2011, Robert Askins’ Hand To God opened on Broadway in 2015 playing to critical and audience acclaim and received five Tony awards nominations, including Best Play.
After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and - most especially - his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own.
Directed by Nick Fagan and featuring a cast of local favourites Matt Houston, Emily Branford, Laura Antoniazzi, Brendan Cooney and Tom Tassone, Hand To God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.
'The freshest and funniest Broadway comedy in years, Hand to God is to plays as The Book of Mormon is to musicals: a welcome breath of foul air.' - Time Out (New York)
WARNING: This play contains very explicit language, adult themes, sexual situations and some very rude puppets.
Tickets: $25 Full / $20 Concession
Group Bookings: 10+ at Concession rate
Tickets also available at the door (subject to availability)
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES AVAILABLE
Thursday 17 November, 7.30pm
Friday 18 November, 7:30pm
Saturday 19 November, 7:30pm
Sunday 20 November, 4pm Matinee
Thursday 24 November, 7:30pm
Friday 25 November, 7:30pm
Saturday 26 November, 7:30pm
Sunday 27 November, 4pm Matinee
Victoria Drive (Gate 10), The University of Adelaide
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The Cloisters, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005