Peel the Limelight’s first play of the 2019 Season will be playwright Robert Askin’s “Hand to God”. A hilariously dark comedy which the New Yorker claimed is where “Sesame Street meets the Exorcist”! Directed by Peter O’Neill, the play teaches us about grief, love, loss, truth and what can be salvaged from the wreckage of our lives! The religious undertones ask us to examine the amazing paradox of salvation! The production will open on Friday March 1st and will run every Friday and Saturday of March. A special (free of charge) preview performance is scheduled for February 28 exclusively for teachers and scholars interested in assessing the possibility of bringing a group of students. The show
is recommended for audiences age 14 and older.
Inspired by the author’s upbringing in religiously conservative Cypress, Texas, this wickedly scandalous dark comedy tells the story of how Jason and his mother, Margery, cling onto living after the death of Jason’s father. They turn to the one constant in their life, the Church! With the help of Pastor Greg, they devote themselves to the Christian Puppet Ministry to work through their grief. Alongside hormonal Timmy and girl next door Jessica, it seems to be helping, that is until Jason’s puppet, the acidic and acerbic Tyrone, finds his voice!
“Hand to God” first opened at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC in October 2011. It continued in development Off-Broadway and in April 2015 premiered on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. It was nominated for 5 Tony awards including Best Play. In 2016, it opened in London at the Vaudeville Theatre where it was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. In 2016, It was the most produced piece of theatre in America.
Peel the Limelight (www.peelthelimelight.com) is an award-winning English language performing arts company based in Bangkok. Our vision is to build a respected and sustainable arts organisation that brings together a community of professional artists and loyal supporters, hungry for a theatre that challenges, provokes and questions the public and the society.
“HAND TO GOD” BY ROBERT ASKINS
Language: Performances in English with Thai Surtitles
Venue: Peel the Limelight Studio (2nd fl. Jasmine City Building – BTS Asoke / MRT Sukhumvit)
Special preview performance for teachers: Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Performance dates: Fridays and Saturdays of March at 8:00 p.m.
Ticket prices: General admission THB 700 / Students THB 500
Facebook event: Hand to God by Robert Askins
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