In Performance Video: HAND TO GOD's Steven Boyer
In today's New York Times In Performance video, actor Steven Boyer, along with puppet Tyrone, share a scene from Robert Askins's dark comedy Hand to God, now playing at the Lucille Lortel Theater through March 30th. Mr. Boyer portrays Jason, a troubled Texas teenager who discovers that his hand puppet is possessed by evil. Click here to view the performance!
MCC Theater presents the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins' Hand to God starring Steven Boyer who reprises his celebrated, Obie Award-winning performance from the Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in 2011. Boyer is joined in this brand new production by Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch as well as Geneva Carr, Michael Oberholtzer, and Sarah Stiles. Hand to God is directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and is currently playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC).
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.