Dark comedy about a boy and his puppet opens at UNCW

Dark comedy about a boy and his puppet opens at UNCW

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hand to God, a dark comedy about a boy who's either really good with puppets or has a connection to the underworld, takes the stage at UNCW's SRO theater this week.

Matt Carter, the director of Hand to God and winner of the 2017 Terry Rodgers Scholarship, joined us on WECT News First at Four to talk about the production.

"This dark humorous play is about religion, identity and sense of self," he said. "This comedy connects to the part of us that hate the negative aspect of our lives and how it can affect our surroundings."

Hand to God runs from March 16-19, with performances at 8:00 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $3 for students and $10 for general admission.

Tickets are cash only and will be available at the door one hour before opening.

Robert Askins' Hand to God premiered Off-Broadway in October 2011 and opened on Broadway at the Booth Theatre on April 2015. It was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play.

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