HAND TO GOD
by Robert Askins
November 8th through November 25
A Tony nominee for Best Play of 2015, this subversive comedy took Broadway by storm and follows shy student, Jason, as he discovers an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the Christian Puppet Ministry… until his hand puppet Tyrone takes on a shockingly irreverent and dangerous personality all its own. Could it be… SATAN??? HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.
“The fearsome critter [Tyrone], who takes possession of a troubled teenager’s left arm in Robert Askins’ darkly delightful play really inspires goose bumps as he unleashes a reign of terror…But he’s also flat-out hilarious, spewing forth acid comedy that will turn those goose bumps into guffaws.” —The New York Times.
Running Time: 1hr 45min, One Intermission
For mature audiences only. Adult Language & Adult Content. Must be at least 18 to attend without an adult.
Thursday, November 2 @ 7:30 PM - Pay What You Can
Friday, November 3 @ 8:00 PM - Preview
Saturday, November 4 @ 8:00 PM - Preview
Wednesday, November 8 @ 7:30 - Opening
Thursday, November 9 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, November 10 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 11 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 12 @ 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 16 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, November 17 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 18 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 19 @ 2:30 PM
Wednesday, November 22 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, November 24 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 25 @ 8:00 PM
Marla Brown (Margery) lives in the Lake Norman area where she serves as Managing Artistic Director of Warehouse PAC. She received her Masters and Doctoral degrees from UT Austin in Theatre and Performance, and recently completed a continuing ed actor training intensive at HB Studios. Favorite works include STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Blanche), SORDID LIVES (Noleta), WIT (Vivian Bearing), THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE (Lee) and THE OTHER PLACE (Juliana Sharpton). Her next project will be directing SEX WITH STRANGERS at Warehouse & Duke Energy. Brown is incredibly thankful to be a part of this puppet show with such a talented, insane cast & crew.
Brett Gentile (Pastor Greg) is in his 13th production with ATC. He is honored to have shared the stage with so much illustrious talent in Charlotte, and to have learned, lived, and laughed alongside them. He has bled, sweat, and broken bones (literally) during this time, and would not have given any of it up for anything. He would like to thank his friends, family, and loved ones for supplying him the support and unyielding love to make his dream a constant reality. RDC, you've been my light at the end of many a dark tunnel.
Lizzie Medlin (Jessica) is from the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina. She is represented by JTA Talent Agency here in Charlotte. The nineteen year old is not a stranger to the stage, having been involved in community theatre for fourteen years. Some recent work has been with The Uwharrie Players in COMPANY (Marta), The Uwharrie Players in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Inga), The Piedmont Players in THE LITTLE MERMAID (Ariel), and The Tiger Theatre Troupe in THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL (Alice). She is thrilled to join the cast of HAND TO GOD after making her ATC debut in last month’s AMERICAN IDIOT (Heather) and she plans to stay involved with these wonderfully talented people.
Chester Shepherd (Jason) is thrilled to be back at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte after appearing in last season’s STUPID FUCKING BIRD (Con) and also previously in BAD JEWS (Jonah). His other work in Charlotte includes MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Benedick) and A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Gerald) at Paper House Theatre and JACKIE AND ME (Joey), THE CAT IN THE HAT (Boy), HARE AND TORTOISE (Hare) and JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK (Handsome Warren) at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Chester also guided Paper House Theatre's Unrehearsed Shakespeare productions of AS YOU LIKE IT (Orlando) and TWELFTH NIGHT (Sir Andrew). Chester holds a BA in Theatre Arts & English from Bethel College and an MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University. He sends all his love and devotion to Katy and the girls.
Grant Zavitkovsky (Timothy) is a recent graduate of Coastal Carolina University, where he got his BFA in Musical, and was last seen in Charlotte in ATC’s production AMERICAN IDIOT (Tunny) and also COUGAR THE MUSICAL (Buck). Other favorite credits include SPRING AWAKENING (Melchoir), OKLAHOMA! (Curly), NEXT TO NORMAL (Gabe), ROCK OF AGES (Drew), and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Levi). Thanks to everyone at ATC for this amazing opportunity!