Extension Announced for the Chicago Premiere of Robert Askins' Hand To God
The Tony-nominated play will run at Victory Gardens Theater.
Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater has announced the extension of its upcoming production of Hand to God by Robert Askins. Directed by Gary Griffin, the show will now run from September 16-October 23, with an opening on September 23. The run was originally scheduled through October 16.
In Hand to God, the children of Cypress, Texas, spend their after-school hours practicing at a local church's Christian Puppet Ministry. When one devout young boy discovers that his hand puppet has a life of its own, all hell breaks loose.
Hand to God played on Broadway during the 2014-15 season and received five Tony nominations, including Best Play. That production was directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, who received a Tony Award nomination for his work.
The Victory Gardens cast will feature Nina Ganet (Jessica), Curtis Edward Jackson (Timothy), Eric Slater (Pastor Greg), Janelle Snow (Margery), and Alex Weisman (Jason/Tyrone).
The creative team includes Joe Schermoly (scenic design), Janice Pytel (costume design), Christine Binder (lighting design), Chris Kriz (sound design), Michael Dold (properties design), Daniel Dempsey (puppet design), and Isaac Gomez (dramaturgy). The production stage manager is Tina Jach.