Nominated for Five Tony Awards
Best PlayAuthor: Robert Askins
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Steven Boyer
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Geneva Carr
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Sarah Stiles
Best Direction of a Play Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Robert Askins’s play centers on a shy, inquisitive student named Jason, who finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity 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 further upheaval when Jason’s hand puppet Tyrone—once soft-spoken—takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. As Tyrone’s influence over Jason steadily grows, Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.