David R Gammons

Hand to God show poster

Nominated for TWO Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards:
Best Actress: Marianna Bassham
Best Sound Design: Andrew Duncan Will

Nominated for FOUR 2017 Elliot Norton Awards:
Outstanding Production
Outstanding Actor: Eliott Purcell
Outstanding Actress: Marianna Bassham
Outstanding Director

WINNER of the 2017 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director

Described as “Sesame Street meets The Exorcist” by the New Yorker, Hand to God tells the story of an awkward Texas teen named Jason, who spends his afternoons at his local church, practicing for the Christian Puppet Ministry run by his widowed mother. All hell literally breaks loose, however, when Jason’s puppet Tyrone takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind.


MARGERY Marianna Bassham
JASON / TYRONE Eliott Purcell
JESSICA Josephine Elwood
TIMOTHY Dario Ladani Sanchez
PASTOR GREG Lewis D. Wheeler


Hand to God

By Robert Askins

January 6 - February 4, 2017
SpeakEasy Stage Company
Wimberly Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion
Boston Center for the Arts

Photos: David R. Gammons