Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Theatre review: ‘Hand to God’ features a foul-talking puppet

By Charles Isherwood
Hand to God Steven Boyer and Sarah Stiles in this black comedy at the Booth Theater. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
NEW YORK---“Hand to God” popped open on Tuesday at the Booth Theater like a cackling jack-in-the-box, scaring away (really) a couple of audience members at the performance I caught, but bringing peals of joy to most everyone else. In a Broadway season dominated by the usual fodder — musicals new and old, and a healthy serving of Important British Dramas — Mr. Askins’s black comedy about the divided human soul, previously seen in two separate Off Broadway runs, stands out as a misfit both merry and scary, and very welcome. [link]