Black Hills State University theatre students will perform the dark comedy “Hand to God” Feb. 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. in Woodburn Hall on the BHSU campus in Spearfish. Left to right: Sarah Ponwith with Jolene (the puppet), Blake Joseph with Tyrone (the puppet), Tyler Schone, Shonee Singer, and JD Schroeder.
Black Hills State University will present the theatre production “Hand to God” Feb. 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. in Woodburn Hall, Black Box Theatre, on the BHSU campus in Spearfish.
“Hand to God” is a dark comedy that takes place in the small town of Cypress, Texas. Margery’s husband has recently died leaving her a widow. Her minister, Pastor Greg asks her to run the puppet club to take her mind off things. Pastor Greg wants the puppet club to perform at church next Sunday. Margery’s son Jason’s hand puppet, Tyron, then takes on a life of his own.
Bert Juhrend, theatre professor says, “This play is a dark comedy rated R for rude, raunchy and riotously funny. You have been warned!”
The student cast of “Hand to God” includes:
Jason/Tyrone - Blake Joseph, communication studies/theatre major from Deadwood
Margery - Shonee Singer, speech education and exercise science major from Dunlap, Ill.
Pastor Gregg - Tyler Schone, English major from Sturgis
Timmy - JD Schroeder, communication studies/theatre major from Yorktown, Texas
Jessica/Jolene - Sarah Ponwith, graphic design and communication major from Sioux Falls
Stage Manager - Julie Vandriel, mass communication major from Mitchell
General admission tickets are $10. Tickets for seniors and children are $8; $5 for BHSU faculty and staff. Purchase tickets at the box office in Woodburn Hall (www.BHSU.edu/Map) before the show, by calling 605.642.6268, or by emailing Bert.Juhrend@BHSU.edu.