HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins
Audition date: Wed Aug 30th
Required: 2-3 min Comedy Monologue
*If you are auditioning for the part of Jason...you can do a scene with a puppet that you provide.
5 Characters: (3 males, 2 Females)
Jessica/Jolene*-Jason's love interest
*Tyrone and Jolene are puppets
Setting: Basement of a Church in Cypress Tx
Performance dates: Oct 17-22
Running time approx. 1hr 40mins
Entry into American College Theatre Festival
Nominated for 5 Tony Awards.
In the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas, Margery is a widow whose husband has recently died. To keep her occupied, her minister, Pastor Greg, has asked her to run the puppet club. Fundamentalist Christian congregations often use puppets to teach children how to follow the Bible and avoid Satan. The teenage members of the club are her son Jason; Jessica, the girl next door that Jason has a crush on; and Timmy, the neighborhood troublemaker whose mother is attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at the church. Pastor Greg wants the puppet club to put on a performance at the church next Sunday. The characters become sexually attracted to each other. Jason's hand puppet, Tyrone, takes on a life of his own, announces that he is Satan, leads them into sin, and expresses secrets that the characters would rather have left unacknowledged.
***Please note that this play contains Adult language, and sexual situations.
Lone Star College-North Harris
Performing Arts Theater
2700 W. W. Thorne Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77073
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