Take a walk on the wild side with EPAC, Hand to God, coming to EPAC in June 2018!

June 7 - 16

Puppet take 'Hand to God' on funny, outrageous ride at Ephrata Performing Arts Center

Jane Holohan, Lancaster Online

By Robert Askins
2015 Tony Award Best Play Nomination
Recommended for Adult Audiences

Hand to God is a comedy about a troubled teen and his puppet, written by Robert Askins. After the death of his father, Jason joins a Christian Puppet Ministry to help with his anxiety. It helps all right, but not in the way that he or his mother had hoped. Jason may be timid, but his puppet, Tyrone, is certainly not. Tyrone is rude, irreverent, dangerous, and not afraid to say all of the things that Jason knows he shouldn’t say to his mother, the bully, and the girl next door. Something like this shouldn't happen in a small town like Cypress, Texas! Is the puppet possessed, or is Jason losing his grip on his sanity?

HAND TO GOD at EPAC is Hilarious and Raunchy Fun

Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation
"Hand to God" contains a lot of very adult language, violence, adult situations and explicit Puppet sexual situations.

Rehearsal Preview

Hand to God Cast

Join the fun at EPAC and watch Jason and Tyrone battle for his left hand!

Hand to God is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Hand to God will run from June 7 - 16, at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 717-733-7966 x 1.

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's Opening Night Party Sponsor is American Legion Cloister Post 429
David Lyall & Doug Smith

EPAC's 2018 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2018 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2018 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Win a keepsake poster commemorating Hand to God

Hand to God Show Poster

Now is your chance to purchase an original, limited-edition piece of art to bring theater into your home. A great gift for any budding theater fan, this poster will make a powerful visual statement wherever it is displayed! Each poster is $10 and will be signed and numbered by the artist to verify its authenticity.

Only 50 of these artworks will be produced, so act now to secure a piece of EPAC history that you and your family will cherish for years to come!

Once purchased, your artwork will be available for pickup at the theatre from June 7 to June 16. Shipping is not available. Simply bring your email confirmation of purchase when you come to pick up your poster!

You could be the lucky winner of a limited edition original piece of art signed by the entire cast and crew! Yes, one of these limited pieces will be secured and signed by the entire cast and crew of EPAC's production of Hand to God.

This special legacy piece is going to be raffled during the run of Hand to God with the drawing to be held closing day, June 16. You need not be present to win! Raffle tickets will be sold 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, your home for theater that matters!


Creative Team

Director - Edward R Fernandez
Co-Director - Bob Breen
Stage Manager - Jamie Latshaw
Set Designer - Dave Koch
Lighting Designer - Mike Wiltraut
Sound - Christopher Disson
Costumes - Carolyn Smith
Props - Keith Eyrich
Lightboard Operator - Kylie Corcoran


Jason - Sean Deffley
Timothy - Brian Viera
Jessica - Maggie Shevlin
Margery - Kristie Ohlinger
Pastor Gregg - Tim Riggs

Hand to God is sponsored by:

EPAC's Opening/Closing Night Party Sponsor

American Legion Cloister Post 429
David Lyall & Doug Smith

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies.

Season Sponsor

Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications.



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2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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