Already closed | 1h 45m | Midtown W

Hand to God

From 877 member  reviews
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. More…

This comedy is about shy, inquisitive student 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. That is until his 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.

1h 45m | Already closed | Booth Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (877)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Great acting, Funny, Edgy, Hilarious
84
Avg Score

80
Absorbing, Clever, Dizzying, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a wild, wacky premise. Boyer soars as the boy possessed by a demon puppet. Chaos reigns. A bit out of control in the 2nd half.

Don't see it if you dislike violence on stage. Highly engaging, but intellectually a bit light. Better at the tiny early venue than on Bway (I saw both).

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95
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see

See it if brilliantly written and acted. Hysterically funny.

Don't see it if if you don't like profanity

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy dark comedies with adult themes and like to laugh.

Don't see it if You are religious and don't like social commentary on religious themes. Are turned off by foul language.

47
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you want to walk out. a Dud!

Don't see it if you want save money.

95
Riveting, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Epic

See it if you don't want to be the dummy who missed Steven Boyer's AMAZING performance. It's truly remarkable.

Don't see it if you don't like theater.

90
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy intelligent theater that enables you to think, you like being pleasantly astonished by excellent playwrighting, staging and acting

Don't see it if You are closed to new ways of thinking, you take your religion too seriously, puppets scare you, onstage suggestions of sex repels you

92
Clever, Original, Great acting

See it if You like your theatre on the subversive side & you're not sensitive about religion. It's clever, thought provoking & well acted.

Don't see it if You're sensitive about religion or if you don't like rough language or violence.

85
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Profound

See it if you like puppetry and dark humor.

Don't see it if you're very "protective" of Christianity (i.e., aren't willing to make light of religion).

78
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to see a tremendous performance by the lead actor.

Don't see it if You think this is going to be a groundbreaking or laugh-till-you-drop comedy.

47
Disappointing, Edgy, Intense, Raunchy

See it if Curious to see this popular hit show. And interested in puppets.

Don't see it if You are easily offended. Although my problem was that I just didn't find it funny. And I am not interested in puppets.

26
Raunchy

See it if You like crass theatre.

Don't see it if You are put off by filthy language and nasty swipes at religion.

23
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You laugh easily.

Don't see it if you want to save your money for a worthwhile evening in the theatre.

73
Funny, well-acted, dark.

See it if You can be entertained by raunchy, often profane humor. First act is hysterically funny, second act is gripping.

Don't see it if You are very religious and would be uncomfortable with satire involving Christianity.

79
Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky, Original, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a dark, irreverent and kind of violent take on life and religion. Amazing performances by the cast.

Don't see it if You are easily offended. The puppet sex scene is to die for.

68
Clever

See it if you want to see something new and fresh. I normal don't do this high profile broadway shows but this was a pleasant surprise.

Don't see it if are easily offended. This is more edgy than I was expecting.

49
Banal, Edgy, Overrated, Raunchy, Insipid

See it if you enjoy verbal torture.

Don't see it if you are a living breathing human being.

87
Edgy, Raunchy, Original, Intense, Hilarious

See it if you like raunchy, dark humor.

Don't see it if you want to bring the kids. This is not at all appropriate and has rather cringe-worthy humor for the more conservative folk.

93
Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you can handle 2 hours of the funniest, most wildy inappropriate entertainment you'll ever see.

Don't see it if you are easily traumatized by obscenity, adult themes, mockery of religion, and/or extraordinarily vulgar puppets.

90
Entertaining, Hilarious, Original, Must see, Quirky

See it if If want to laugh so much your sides hurt.

Don't see it if If you're a prude

72
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you thought Avenue Q was too mild.

Don't see it if short scenes and frequent scene changes take you out of the story. you hate South Park.

83
Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great acting, Edgy

See it if you like dark comedy and a evil puppet tyron with cleaver quick lines.

Don't see it if you don't like bad language, NOT RECOMMEND TO KIDS UNDER 13.

98
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Refreshing, Raunchy

See it if you like edgy humor and being challenged.

Don't see it if you're religious in the traditional sense or not open minded.

96
Funny, Irreverant, Darkly comic and disturbing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you can enjoy humor that is dark and irreverant. Performances all around were incredible, especially Boyer and Carr.

Don't see it if you are easily offended and don't like dark comedies

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Dizzying

See it if You enjoy very dark humor, irreverence and outrageously funny heretical inquiries to arrive at truth, self-awareness and a sense of divinity

Don't see it if You don't like puppets, are easily offended by religious satire or the foulest and funniest insightful language questioning faith and life.

87
Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you don’t mind being challenged / you wonder what Avenue Q would be like as an even darker straight play

Don't see it if you hate puppets or foul language / you are religious and protective of it


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 tim...
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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 ...
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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 unde...
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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 ...
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