Hand to God

May 26 – June 3, 2023

by Robert Askins

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. Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.

This play contains adult themes and strong language. Discretion is advised, and content is not suitable for children.


Jason / Tyrone – Nic MacLane
Margery – Amy Prieto
Timothy – TJ Cravens
Jessica / Jolene – Olivia Semsel
Pastor Greg – Christopher James

Creative Team

Director – Michele Lindor
Producers – Shannon Tompkins & Emily Harrington
Stage Manager – Sara Harrington
Lighting Designer – Sydney Woods
Master Carpenter – Chris Lupia

CNY Playhouse operates as a separate entity from Atonement Lutheran Church. Any views expressed in this show are solely those of CNY Playhouse. We are grateful for the freedom to operate independently within the property of Atonement Lutheran Church.
Hand to God, by Robert Askins, is presented through Dramatists Play Service Inc.