PHOTO CALL: Steven Boyer, Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr and Sarah Stiles Rehearse MCC's Hand to God
By Joseph Marzullo
13 Feb 2014
Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr, Michael Oberholtzer and Sarah Stiles will join Steven Boyer for the Off-Broadway engagement of Robert Askins' irreverent puppet comedy Hand to God, which will begin performances Feb. 19, 2014, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Here are photos from a recent rehearsal.
Hand to God, which played an acclaimed, extended run at the Ensemble Studio Theatre during the 2011-12 season, will be staged by original director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. The MCC Theater return engagement officially opens March 10.
Boyer (Modern Terrorism), who appeared in the original production, is joined by fellow original cast member Carr (Betty's Summer Vacation), as well as new cast members Kudisch (The Apple Tree, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Oberholtzer ("Delivery Man") and Stiles (Into the Woods, Avenue Q).
According to MCC Theater, "In Hand to God, the good children of Cypress, Texas are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man's puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected. In this hilarious and lightning-paced comedy, a foul-mouthed sock puppet named Tyrone soon teaches those around him that the urges that can drive a person to give in to their darkest desires fit like a glove."
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