Hand to God Announces Its Chicago-Premiere Cast
Victory Gardens Theater has announced casting for the Chicago-premiere production of Robert Askins' Tony-nominated dark comedy Hand to God. Directed by Gary Griffin, performances will run from September 16-October 16, with an official press opening on September 23.
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.