Hand to God
Published by Dramatists Play Service
3 Male 2 Female
Hand to God is set in the devoutly religious and relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas
After the death of his father, meek teenager Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry
Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own
Can puppet Tyrone be possessed by Satan?
Will he lead them all into sin?
And will he reveal secrets best left unsaid?
Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us
" ... so ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it's bound to leave you sore from laughing" ~ New York Daily News
"Robert Askins' darkly delightful play really inspires goose bumps as he unleashes a reign of terror But he's also flat-out hilarious, spewing forth acid comedy that will turn those goose bumps into guffaws"~ The New York Times
"Furiously funnyAskins' most impressive talent is his ability to make us laugh while juggling those big themes that make life so terrifying" ~ Variety
"A scabrously funny scenario that steadily darkens into suspense and Grand Guignol horror, this fiery clash of the id, ego and superego is also an audacious commentary on the uses of faith, both to comfort and control us" ~ The Hollywood Reporter
TO READ THE OPENING SCENES, click here