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Hand To God - South Australian Premiere

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A must-see dark comedy

"When I have acted badly, all I have to do is say... The devil made me do it."

The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild is proudly presenting a strictly limited season of Hand To God, a blasphemous black comedy described by The New Yorker as "Sesame Street meets The Exorcist."

Written by Robert Askins, Hand To God premiered Off-Broadway in 2011 and opened on Broadway in 2015, playing to critical and audience acclaim, and received five Tony awards nominations, including Best Play.

Don't miss this special opportunity to see the funniest and filthiest Broadway show in years at University of Adelaide's iconic Little Theatre.

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and - most especially - his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own.

Featuring a cast of local favourites including Matt Houston, Emily Branford, Laura Antoniazzi, Brendan Cooney and Tom Tassone, and directed by Nick Fagan, Hand To God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

"The freshest and funniest Broadway comedy in years, Hand to God is to plays as The Book of Mormon is to musicals: a welcome breath of foul air." - Time Out (New York)

PLEASE NOTE: this play contains very explicit language, adult themes, sexual situations and some very rude puppets.

Tickets are $25 Full / $20 Concession and are now on sale at (transaction fee applies).

Tickets at the door subject to availability. Group Bookings: 10 or more at concession rate.

Choose from the following performances:

Thursday 17 November, 7.30pm

Friday 18 November, 7:30pm

Saturday 19 November, 7:30pm

Sunday 20 November, 4pm Matinee

Thursday 24 November, 7:30pm

Friday 25 November, 7:30pm

Saturday 26 November, 7:30pm

Sunday 27 November, 4pm Matinee

For more information on the production and ticketing options, please see

For all the latest, please follow @UoATheatreGuild on Facebook and Instagram.

Little Theatre is located in The Cloisters at The University of Adelaide. Please allow extra time for parking especially when there is an event at Adelaide Oval.

By Arrangement with MTI and Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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When: 17 - 27 Nov 2022
Where: Little Theatre, The Cloisters, North Terrace, University of Adelaide
Cost: $20-$25
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by Jon Cocks on 17/11/2022
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