Hand to God

Written by
Robert Askins

Directed by
Madison Gerringer

The Carne Studio Theatre

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Thursday 25 August at 8:45pm
Friday 26 August at 3:45pm
Friday 26 August at 8:45pm

The running time is 75 minutes.

About the show

A church in Cypress, Texas. A mother stricken with grief teaches teenagers how to do puppet shows before her son's puppet becomes possessed. But is it the devil? Or something harder to explain. Hand to God is an outrageous dark comedy that explores religion, rebellion and our overwhelming urge to be bad. 

About the director, Madison Gerringer

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Madison Gerringer is a director and educator from the California Bay Area. She earned her BA in Theatre Education at Emerson College in Boston, MA in 2016 and then served as the Director of Education at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, CA while also working as a freelance director and teaching artist. Madison has had experience in choreography, playwriting and devising. Recent works include Smile, Darling or The Almighty Testicle Play (Director), Fergus: A Short Film (Director/Writer) and Wilderness (Asst. Director).

Robert Askins was born in Cypress, Texas. His Tony-nominated, Obie Award-winning play Hand to God enjoyed a run on London’s West End (Olivier nominated for Best New Comedy) after it opened on Broadway in April 2015, following two critically-acclaimed runs at Ensemble Studio Theatre and MCC Theater, where it was named a NYTimes Critics’ Pick and called “the most entertaining show of 2014.” His newest play Permission made its world premiere off-Broadway in spring 2015 at MCC Theater. His play Fish Display was part of the 2012 Ojai Playwrights Conference and Permission was part of the 2014 conference. Rob has received two EST/Sloan grants, the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award, and an Arch and Bruce Davis Award for Playwriting. Rob is an I-73 and Youngblood alum and a graduate of Baylor University. He’s currently at work on two feature film projects and an original comedy series for HBO.

Contains sexual assault, strong language and depictions of violence.

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Madison Gerringer

Anton Schilbach*

Fight Director
Sam Behan*

Lighting Designer
Jennifer Garland

Sound Designer
Summer Collier

Intimacy Director
Ruth Cooper-Brown*


Catherine Chalk

Pastor Greg
Patrick Flannery

Laura Prendergast

Dhruv Ravi

George Solomou

Production Team

Stage Manager 
Chloe Alexander

Production Manager
Tom McCreadie

Chloe Palmer*

Chief LX 
Jorge Clarkson

General Technician
Jacob Eckardt