Hand To God


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.

Hand To God by Robert Askins will play from January 16 - February 8, 2019 in FST's Bowne's Lab Theatre. Subscriptions and single tickets are available online by clicking the button above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW to see all 3 shows for as little as $49! 

Warning: Contains adult language and overt sexuality.

Dine with us prior to or after your show! Reservations are not required. Dining opens 90 minutes before showtime, and we ask that you arrive no later than 60 minutes before showtime to ensure service. Please be aware that all service ends 30 minutes before showtime, however, concessions will still be available in the lobby, and you may bring beverages into the theatre. 

Dining hours:
1:30pm performances: Arrive by 12:00pm for service.
2:00pm performances: Arrive at 12:30pm for service.
7:00pm performances: Arrive at 5:30pm for service.
5:00pm performances: dine with us after your show in the Green Room Cafe & Bar. Reservations are required: Make Your Reservation.

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Did you know that Steven Boyer (the first actor to play Jason) built the very first Tyrone hand puppet himself?  |  WATCH

Catch highlights from the Broadway production of Hand to God   |  WATCH

Listen to playwright Robert Askins talk about Hand to God making the Top Ten Most-Produced Plays of 2016. Start about 30 minutes in.  LISTEN