By Adam Hetrick
29 Feb 2012
Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs the production that features original cast members Stephen Boyer, Geneva Carr, Bobby Moreno, Megan Hill and Scott Sowers. Hand to God will run through April 1.
The comedy began its world-premiere run Off-Broadway at E.S.T. Oct. 27, 2011. Critics warmed to the production, which played an extended run through Dec. 18.
The New York Times had previously reported that Tony-winning producers Kevin McCollum and Roy Miller, who brought West Side Story, [title of show] and The Drowsy Chaperone to Broadway in recent seasons, were interested in bringing Hand to God to Broadway or Off-Broadway in the next season.
Here's how E.S.T. bills the play: "Christian Puppet Ministries are, in fundamentalist Christian congregations, normally a great way to teach children about the Bible. Each child gets a puppet, and each puppet gets its own personality. But in Hand to God, children can be fooled by Satan's tricks. For even within the sanctuary of the Christian Puppet Ministry of Cypress, Texas, the devil lurks; Hand to God tells that story."
Askins' plays include Princess of Waco, Matthew and the Pastor's Wife, Everything is Ruthless and Doll Parts.
For tickets phone (866) 811-4111 or visit OvationTix. E.S.T. is located at 549 West 52nd Street.