BWW Reviews: Gleefully Subversive HAND TO GOD Now Possesses Broadway

April 8, 2015 4:58 AM

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Plays as gleefully subversive and downright audacious as Robert Askins' Hand To God usually stay in their hole-in-the-wall 50-seat theatres until their cult followings are no longer strong enough to keep their seedy venues from being bought out by CVS or Starbucks, so it's a rare and wonderful thing to see director Moritz von Stuelpnagel's aggressively punk production, which started at the 99-seat Ensemble Studio Theatre and was then plunked by MCC into Off-Broadway's Lortel, now gracing Shubert Alley.

Sporting the same cast and design as the play's Off-Broadway run, Hand To God's discomforting message that goodness is not in humankind's organic nature comes off even stronger now and it's exciting to see such a "downtown" show transfer to the Main Stem so smoothly.

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