A Church Puppet Ministry is Devastated when a Puppet Asserts its Independence


Kitchen Theatre presents Robert Askins’ dark comedy ‘Hand to God’.  A recalcitrant teenager is forced to participate in a church puppet ministry, but the puppet he creates asserts its independence.  Is the puppet possessed by the devil, or is the puppet just allowing the teenager to express feelings he has suppressed? And is the play an exploration of teenage psychology, or an irreverent satire?  Director Rachel Lampert tells us about this recent play and how popular it has become.

“In the quiet town of Cypress, Texas, recently widowed Margery takes over the church puppet club. But when one puppet is possessed by the devil, there are wildly funny and deliciously devastating consequences. This hilarious play was nominated for five Tony Awards. ”


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