The critically acclaimed American play HAND TO GOD, about a demonic sock puppet that wreaks havoc on relationships and faith in a small Texas town, will have its Australian premiere at The Alex Theatre St Kilda from 22nd February 2018, for a strictly limited season.
In this pure black comedy, which received five Tony Award nominations in 2015 including Best Play, something devilish is lurking in a church basement puppet show in Cypress, Texas. And his name is…Tyrone. He may look like an innocent sock puppet, but when he infiltrates the angst-ridden church youth group and takes possession of Jason’s arm, all hell breaks loose. Spectacularly foul-mouthed and wickedly scandalous, Tyrone shocks the congregation with his outrageous insinuations, exposing their deepest secrets—and teaching us all about love, grief and what it means to be human. Following on from Broadway and London runs, this darkly delightful and wildly funny comedy will equally shock and delight audiences.
The Australian premiere season of HAND TO GOD will feature Gyton Grantley as the shy and awkward Jason, whose seemingly lifeless hand puppet, Tyrone, begins to take on a life of its own, Alison Whyte as his mother Margery, Grant Piro as Pastor Greg, Jake Speer as Timothy and Morgana O’Reilly as Jessica. The creative team includes Gary Abrahams (Director), Jacob Battista (Scenic Design), Amelia Lever-Davidson (Lighting Design), Chloe Greaves (Costume Design) and Ian Moorhead (Sound Design).
February 22 – March 18