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Hand to God

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02/24/17: Berkeley Rep Extends Hand to God

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Extends Hand to God

Seven performances added—now playing through Sunday, March 26

Due to overwhelming positive responses from critics and audiences alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that Hand to God, written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers, will extend for an additional week. Originally scheduled to close on March 19, the critically acclaimed play will run through Sunday, March 26.

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12/19/16: Berkeley Rep Presents Hand to God

Berkeley Rep Presents Hand to God

West Coast premiere of Broadway smash hit

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Hand to God written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers. The Broadway smash hit and Tony Award-nominated play begins previews on Friday, February 3, and the show runs through Sunday, March 19. Individual tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647–2949. Press night will be on Friday, February 10.

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Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) and Carolina Sanchez (Jessica) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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Laura Odeh (Margery) and Michael McIntire (Timothy) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Michael McIntire (Timothy) and Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) and Laura Odeh (Margery) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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David Kelly (Pastor Greg) and Laura Odeh (Margery) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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Carolina Sanchez (Jessica/Jolene) and Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God at Berkeley Rep.

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At Berkeley Rep, Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God.

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At Berkeley Rep, Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God.

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At Berkeley Rep, Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God.

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At Berkeley Rep, Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God.

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At Berkeley Rep, Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone) in the West Coast premiere of Hand to God.

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David Ivers will direct the West Coast premiere of Hand to God during Berkeley Rep’s 2016–17 season.

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Who

Written by Robert Askins
Directed by David Ivers

Cast members include

Michael Doherty (Jason/Tyrone), David Kelly (Pastor Greg), Michael McIntire (Timothy), Laura Odeh (Margery), and Carolina Sanchez (Jessica)

Creative team includes

Jo Winiarski (scenic designer), Meg Neville (costume designer), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting designer), Joe Payne (sound designer), Amanda Villalobos (puppet designer), and Danielle O’Dea (fight choreographer)

What

Hand to God tells the story of Jason, a Texas teenager, and his sock puppet named Tyrone. Tyrone may look innocent, but when he infiltrates the angst-ridden church youth group and takes possession of Jason’s arm, well, all hell breaks loose. Spectacularly foul-mouthed and wickedly scandalous, Tyrone shocks the congregation with his outrageous insinuations, exposing their deepest secrets—and teaching us all about love, grief, and what it means to be human.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Peet’s Theatre, 2025 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

February 3–March 26, 2017

Hand to God calendar

Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 2/3 @ 8pm, Saturday 2/4 @ 8pm, Sunday 2/5 @ 7pm, Tuesday 2/7 @ 8pm, Wednesday 2/8 @ 7pm, Thursday 2/9 @ 8pm

Opening Night

Friday 2/10 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner, beginning at 5:30pm for donors. Event sponsored by ACT Catering, Autumn Press, Hafner Vineyard.

Teen Night

Friday 2/3 @ 6:30pm

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances and discussions after all matinees (excluding March 26)

Post-play discussions

Thursday 2/23, Tuesday 2/28, and Friday 3/10 following the performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 3/19 @ 2pm

How much

Premium: $67–105 · Section A: $57–95 · Section B: $45–80 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, email groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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