After taking Broadway by storm, Hand to God runs Downtown Kelowna in a site-specific production from April 19th-22nd at the French Cultural Centre on Bernard Avenue.
In the rec room of a church in Cypress, Texas, Margery leads her students in a puppet pageant to strengthen their faith in the Bible and evade Satan’s hand. But when the young members of the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man’s puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected. That’s the summary for the newest comedy to hit Kelowna’s stages. MadFox Theatre, the same team that mounted the acclaimed, sell-out production of Tiny Beautiful Things this past February is back again with what returning director Pete MacLeod calls one of the funniest scripts he’s ever read. “The very first time we read through the script as a team, Casey [Easton] was on the floor literally rolling in tears of laughter” explains MacLeod, “I know for a fact audiences have never seen a comedy like this before in our city”. Though Hand to God is very much a comedy, producer Michelle Deighton promises that the production will not be a ‘single note show’. “On top of the absurdity, I think audiences are going to be gratified with the range of emotions they might feel. At its core this is a story about family, loss, and love.” MacLeod has assembled a cast of highly regarded and recognizable talent for MadFox’s latest production including: Corey Hendricks (Spongebob the Musical, Little Shop), Laura Lebbon (Legally Blonde, Into the Woods, Next to Normal), Casey Easton (Tiny Beautiful Things, Cuckoo’s Nest, Equus), Kimberly Billinton (Where the Leaves Fall Purple) and Pete MacLeod (Equus, 1984, Little One).
A content advisory is in place for Hand to God’s dark and at times crude humour.