Hand to God
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Hand to God

Hand to God NYC Reviews and Tickets

(880 Ratings)
Members say
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Edgy, Hilarious

About the Show

Fresh from a critically-acclaimed run Off-Broadway comes a lightning-paced comedy about a Texas town's Christian Puppet Ministry...and one of its shockingly foul-mouthed sock puppets.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (880)

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209 Reviews | 54 Followers
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Original

See it if you are open to an insane tour-de-force with puppets and religion.

Don't see it if you aren't looking for something that challenges the status quo.

209 Reviews | 150 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like vicious satire

Don't see it if if prudish

62 Reviews | 37 Followers
Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Original, Must see

See it if You like dark humor and lots of action on stage

Don't see it if You have delicate sensibilities

286 Reviews | 23 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Intense

See it if You can afford a plane ticket to England lol

Don't see it if You can't

52 Reviews | 12 Followers
Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You want to see a thought provoking show

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

113 Reviews | 20 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Original, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You love Avenue Q and/ or Book of Mormon

Don't see it if You are easily offended

68 Reviews | 63 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Funny, Intense

See it if you love unexpectedly dark and terrifying shows, you loved Avenue Q, you like puppets, you have a twisted sense of humor.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or deeply Christian, you hate puppets, or you hate fun.

64 Reviews | 20 Followers
Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if you want to laugh your head off for a solid hour and a half and be on the edge of your seat

Don't see it if you're highly religious and would get offended by a play poking fun at religion and the devil.

Critic Reviews (41)

The New York Times
April 7th, 2015

"In a Broadway season dominated by the usual fodder — Mr. Askins’s black comedy about the divided human soul stands out as a misfit both merry and scary, and very welcome...You can enjoy “Hand to God” merely as a festival of filthy hilarity..but as I watched the play this year, for the third time, I found myself peering more closely into its psychological depths, and finding in it a weird mirror of our unsettling times. "
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Time Out New York
April 7th, 2015

"Praise be to the angels behind it:" Hand to God " has made it to Broadway. Some have wondered whether Robert Askins’s outrageous dark comedy—about a sweet Christian teen, Jason and his demonic puppet, Tyrone—would work as well in a larger venue as in its two hit Off Broadway runs. The answer is a resounding, full-throated yes. The freshest and funniest Broadway comedy in years, "Hand to God" is to plays as "The Book of Mormon" is to musicals: a welcome breath of foul air."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 14th, 2015

"Broadway’s unlikeliest new must-see play. I say “unlikeliest” in part because it’s the kind of intelligent, blood-dark comedy — disturbing as often as it is funny, vile as often as it is violent, and, to my mind, better for both..."Hand to God" is successfully disguising its larger concerns under the cloak of dirty puppet talk. I found this aspect of the play a bit belabored...But as the dark comedy more nearly approaches its darkness, the tale becomes more emotionally legible, and at times even heartbreaking."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 8th, 2015

"Nothing is more exciting than a new play that takes you by surprise, and Robert Askins’s “Hand to God,”, does so over and over again...Scratch the surface and you’ll find a dead-serious black comedy in which the disruptive power of lust is dramatized in a manner so outrageous as to recall the ruthlessly funny plays of Joe Orton...“Hand to God” isn’t perfect, but it’s staggeringly funny and promising without limit."
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April 7th, 2015

"There are many reasons to celebrate the arrival on Broadway of Robert Askins’ "Hand To God". It wraps its seriousness in a veneer of XXX-rated irreverence. I don’t know which I want to do more: Sing Hallelujah — or wash its dirty little mouth out with soap. It’s probably no one’s idea of a Broadway show...song-free and purposely looking as though it was produced on a Cookie Monster-sale budget, "Hand To God" is a Book Of Revelations about what should be possible on Broadway."
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New York Daily News
April 7th, 2015

"The new Broadway comedy “Hand to God” is so ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing. Ah, hurts so good. Askins proves deft at writing dialogue that's hysterical and at serving up insights. He’s unapologetically profane — prompting a handful of walkouts at a recent performance. Their loss...It’s not typical Broadway fare, but all involved deserve a big hand."
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April 7th, 2015

"Robert Askins’ furiously funny comedy about adolescent rebellion against religious cant has made a smooth passage to Broadway. Moritz von Stuelpnagel hasn’t touched a hair on the head of his clever production and the original cast is still golden...Askins’ most impressive talent, though is his ability to make us laugh while juggling those big themes that make life so terrifying: death, depression, alcoholism, sexual guilt, emotional repression, religious hypocrisy and the eternal battle between your good puppet and your bad puppet."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 4th, 2015

"Director von Stuelpnagel and his terrific cast tackle this darkly funny material with a shrewd balance of heightened reality, warped sitcom and underlying pathos, landing all the jokes while never denying the genuine sorrow and anger driving both Jason and Margery to such erratic behavior. That said, the play delivers a steady stream of laughs, and one truly uproarious sight gag full of details that keep on giving."
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