This edition: "Hand to God" plus 24/6: A Jewish Theater CompanyTweet
Original tape date: March 27, 2015.
First aired: April 11, 2015.
“Hand to God” is the outrageous hit Broadway comedy about a teenager attending a Christian puppet-making workshop in Texas, whose sock-puppet seems to have become possessed by the devil. Our guests are the creative team: playwright Robert Askins, director Moritz von Stuelpnagel and actor Steven Boyer (with the satanic puppet, Tyrone), on the show that New York Magazine designated, "Broadway's unlikeliest must-see play" and the New York Times calls "Darkly Delightful and flat out hilarious."
Next up are Yoni Oppenheim and Avi Soroka, Directors and Co-Founders of 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company, which they created as a theatrical home for Sabbath-Observant Jews. Yoni and Avi explain their inspiration for starting the company and discuss the difficulties they had faced getting work in the theater because they practice a religion that prohibits working from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday.