Broadway Hit HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins Comes to Black Box Performing Arts Center

Broadway Hit HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins Comes to Black Box Performing Arts CenterThe Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education - in the heart of Teaneck, NJ- just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.

Robert Askin's Hand To God opens BBPAC's second full 2017-18 season of professional theater, which is scheduled to include six 'mainstage' productions, two ongoing immersive late-night rock musicals, two ongoing shows for kids, and the development of at least three original works for the stage. This new production of Hand To God - presented in special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., NY - is directed by BBPAC Artistic Director Matt Okin, produced by Huey Esquire and Black Box Studios, and features a stellar cast of BBPAC mainstays: ShAri Cohen, Michael Gardiner, Sara Giacomini, Joseph Ramondino and Laurence Wallace, with Assistant Director/Production Designer Jason Felix. Hand To God will play over four weekends, from Thursday, September 14th through Sunday, October 15th at Black Box Studios' new home, Teaneck's Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Drive. (just off Palisade Ave., GPS: 290 Walraven Drive), Teaneck, NJ 07666.

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and-most especially-his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Hand To God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

Hand To God plays the following 15-performance schedule: 1. Thursday 9/14, 8pm 2. Friday 9/15, 8pm 3. Saturday 9/16, 8pm 4. Sunday 9/17, 8pm 5. Saturday 9/23, 8pm 6. Sunday 9/24, 8pm 7. Thursday 9/28, 8pm 8. Sunday 10/1, 8pm 9. Friday 10/6, 8pm 10. Saturday 10/7, 8pm 11. Sunday 10/8, 8pm 12. Thursday 10/12, 8pm 13. Friday 10/13, 8pm 14. Saturday 10/14, 8pm 15. Sunday 10/15, 8pm Tickets are $30 ($25 for students/seniors) and are now available at www.blackboxpac.com. Group rates for 10 or more are available by calling (201) 357-2221. Tickets can also be purchased at the venue; call (201) 357-2221 for box office hours.

Black Box Performing Arts Center is located at 200 Walraven Drive, just off Palisade Ave., Teaneck, NJ 07666 (GPS: 290 Walraven Drive). In 2016017, BBPAC's first full season included new productions of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, Willy Russell's Blood Brothers A Musical, Evil Dead The Musical, Edward Albee's The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia? , Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, Michael Gurin's Twist Of Faith, Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man, and Ayad Ahktar's Disgraced. The New York City area's most eclectic theatre offerings continue at BBPAC with a very special November production of Sam Shephard's Buried Child, followed by a workshop of an original musical, and so much more: www.blackboxpac.com. Advisory: Due to violence, graphic language and mature content, viewer discretion is advised for Hand To God.

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