In the church basement of a little Texas town, something evil is afoot. Or, well, at hand.
Shy, inquisitive teenage Jason finally finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at his church’s Christian Puppet Ministry. But soon his hand puppet, Tyrone, goes rogue and takes on his own shocking and dangerous personality. As Tyrone’s influence over Jason steadily grows, Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.
A Wild Ride
HARRISON BRYAN Off-Broadway: A Patron of the Arts (Cherry Lane), Brecht on Brecht (Atlantic, PTP/NYC), MCC’s “FreshPlay Festival.” Regional: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (“BWW Award” - Pioneer Theatre), Lord of the Flies (Nebraska Rep), Little Shop of Horrors, Peter and the Starcatcher (Farmers Alley), Assassins (New Rep), Spamalot (NLBP), Hello! My Baby (Rubicon). TV/Film: The Deuce (HBO), Jihadi Street (“Best Ensemble” - Portland Film). BFA: Boston University. Also a playwright. For more: HarrisonBryan.com | IG: @hahaharrisonbryan
DREW HIRSHFIELD Regional credits include plays at Magic Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Geva Theatre Center, Premiere Stages, American Conservatory Theater, New Harmony Theatre, Alley Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, among others. New York credits include new plays with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Collaboration Town, New York Stage & Film, 59E59 Theaters. Broadway National Tour: The Lion King. Drew was even once nominated for a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, but didn’t win. He teaches acting at the New York Film Academy. He earned his MFA from American Conservatory Theater.
JESSICA MOSHER is a Canadian actress based in New York City. Regional: Fun Home (New York Regional Premiere, White Plains Performing Arts Center); Crimes of the Heart (Bristol Valley Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Savannah Repertory Theatre); The Red Coat (Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop). Selected NYC: RPT (92nd St Y Musical Theatre Development Lab); Antigone, The Rover, The Taming of the Shrew (Random Access Theatre); Pullman Car Hiawatha (Green Space); Intimate Bar Plays (The Motor Company); The Nancy Project (Red Caravan Reads). jessicamosher.com | IG: @notjessmosher
TOM PATTERSON Previously at FST: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Shotgun (dir. Kate Alexander). Broadway: 1984. Regional: Constellations (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes Award – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play); Ether Dome (Hartford Stage and Huntington Theatre Company); Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Murder on the Nile, Bedroom Farce (The Barnstormers); Of Mice and Men (Northern Stage). Tom also performed at La Jolla Playhouse’s WoW festival in David Jacobi’s Cornerstone. Film: Thorp. AEA. Training: UCSD (MFA). He is originally from South Bend, Indiana.
BRENNY RABINE gleefully makes her FST debut with this production. Regional: Capital Rep (To Kill a Mockingbird, God of Carnage ), Arkansas Rep (August: Osage County), Shadowland Stage, InterAct, Majestic, Saratoga Shakespeare (The Winter’s Tale), Lake Theatre, Adirondack Theatre (The Whale), WAM, among others. NYC: Bill W and Dr Bob. Favorite roles include Claire in Fuddy Meers, Ruth in Blithe Spirit, and Brooke in Other Desert Cities. TV: Gotham. Alumna: MopCo Improv Theatre Co.
Director | Jason Cannon
Scenic Designer | Bruce Price
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Nick Jones
Sound Designer | Thomas Korp
Stage Manager | Jynelly Rosario*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.