Mad Cow Announces Cast And Crew Of HAND TO GOD
Mad Cow Theatre announces cast of Hand to God by Robert Askins
After the death of his father, Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry. His complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and his mother are thrown into upheaval when his puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. With extreme humor, Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind.
"Hand to God is sure to thrill Orlando's most adventurous audiences," says Mitzi Maxwell, Mad Cow Theatre's executive director. "What could be more fun and American than a wild comedy that dramatizes a battle between good and evil in the basement of a Texas church? The play is hilarious, perverse and a little bit heartbreaking."
J. Anthony Pyatt (The Royal Family) appears as Jason alongside Ame Livingston* (The Little Foxes, Painting Churches) playing his mother, Margery. The role of too-cool-for-school Timothy is played by Ryan Lynch (Born Yesterday, It Was A Very Good Year) with Jessica the next door neighbor played by Anneliese Moon (The Little Foxes). Rounding out the cast is Holland Hayes* (Born Yesterday) playing Pastor Greg, who is infatuated with Margery.
Tony Simotes** (The Royal Family, The Little Foxes, A View From the Bridge) directs. Mad Cow veterans Rob Wolin*** (The Royal Family, The Little Foxes, Fun Home) is scenic designer and Casey Price (Rapture, Blister, Burn; Silent Sky) is the lighting designer. Costume and puppet design is by Alison Reid, sound design is by Nicole Colangelo and Becky Lane is puppet coach (Circle, Mirror, Transformation and Company).
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
**Member of SDC
***Member of IATSE
Previous work with Mad Cow in parentheses
Hand to God runs January 18 to February 10 in the Harriett Theatre at Mad Cow Theatre 54 W. Church Street (second floor) in downtown Orlando. (Click here for directions). Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, with additional performances Saturday, January 26 at 2:30 p.m., Monday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Monday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.