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Hand To God

12 August 2021 to 11 September 2021 Old Fitz Theatre, 129 Dowling Street (Crn of Cathedral St), Wollomoolloo, Gadigal Country, NSW, Australia. From $34.69 to $46.94
"The devil is in that puppet and we are goin' exorcise him right out and have everyone back home by midnight. That's what I want and that's what Jesus wants and that's what's gonna happen"

In the tiny, conservative town of Cypress, Texas, the shy, mild-mannered Jason is just trying to be a good son. When he joins his mother Margery's Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church, Jason discovers a burgeoning talent for puppetry, and after his father's sudden death it seems like things might just turn out okay. Tyrone the puppet, though, has other plans. As the foul-mouthed, independent, and devilishly funny Tyrone grows in strength, Jason's complex relationships with the school bully, the girl-next-door, and most importantly, his mother, are thrown into upheaval. An irreverent, occasionally shocking, and perpetually hysterical romp to hell and back, 

 

Directed by Alexander Berlage (there will be a climax, Cry-Baby & American Psycho), winner of the 2018 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Direction of  a Musical, Hand to God is a blasphemous black comedy (with puppets) that explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us as well as leaving you sore with laughter.

Contains: Strobe lighting, haze, violence, sexual references, coarse language