- The very first Tyrone puppet built for Hand to God was constructed by Steven Boyer, the first actor to have a hand at playing troubled protagonist, Jason.
- Playwright Robert Askins was born in Cypress, TX, the setting for the play.
- In 2016, Hand to God became the most produced new play in America.
- The Boston Globe described playwright Askins as a writer who “wraps his humor around his fist”
- The New Yorker dubbed Hand to God as ‘Sesame Street’ meets ‘The Exorcist.’
- Askins’ own mother ran a puppet show for their church when he was growing up, and he would perform shows for other children at preschools and Bible camps.
- Despite the huge success of Hand to God, Askins refuses to give up his full-time bartending job.
- Like the main character, Jason, Askins’ own father died when Askins was just 16-years-old. He channeled this pain and loss into the story of Hand to God.
Hand to God plays in FST’s Bowne’s Lab Theatre through February 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.