Hand to God

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Hand to God at Live Arts opens April 13Presented by Silverchair
Sponsored by Tom & Penny Howard and Tim McNamara

  • by Robert Askins
  • directed by Cristan Keighley
  • April 13 — Extended to May 10, 2018
  • Founders Theater

Advisory: This show contains explicit, sexual and sacrilegious content by both humans and puppets.

“Darkly delightful.” – New York Times

The Exorcist meets Avenue Q in this irreverent and hysterical journey to the basement of a church in Cypress Texas, where Jason, a painfully shy, mild-mannered kid joins his mother Margery’s Christian Puppet Ministry. Jason’s alter ego, Tyrone is a foul-mouthed, independent, and diabolically funny puppet who has other plans for his human.

As Tyrone finds his strength, Jason loses control of relationships with the bad-boy bully, the adorable girl-next-door, and his lonely and beleaguered mother.

Hand To God’s exploration of faith, morality, secrets, and human nature is devilishly fun, and will leave you aching with laughter.


  • Sarah Cain… Producer
  • Cristan Keighley… Director
  • Kathleen Mueller… Production Stage Manager
  • Chris Kelly… Assistant Stage Manager
  • John Conover… Dramaturge
  • Will Slusher… Set Designer
  • Mariah Johnson… Hair and Make-up Designer
  • Kerry Moran… Properties Designer
  • Peyton Brandt… Costume Designer
  • Dawn Schimke… Assistant Director
  • Mark Schuyler… Lighting Designer
  • Cristan Keighley… Sound Designer
  • Skye Devlin… Sound Board Technician


  • JASON/TYRONE… Julian Sanchez
  • JESSICA… Gwyneth Sholar
  • MARGERY… Virginia Wawner
  • PASTOR GREG… James Sanford
  • TIMMY… Evan Post