After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and - most especially - his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us.
Winner - 2014 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play
Nominated - Four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play
is ecstatic to return to Actors’ Theatre stage with this stellar cast after just recently performing in the ensemble of American Idiot and as Ram Sweeney in Heathers: The Musical, last season. He has also appeared at Circle Theatre in Over the River and Through the Woods (Grand Award Recipient), Charlotte’s Web, Becky’s New Car, Carrie: The Musical, and A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere in Time. At Aquinas College Ben appeared in I Hate Hamlet, Cyrano, Austentatious, and Book of Days. Ben plans on graduating next year with a teaching certification in his two majors; Spanish and Communications with an emphasis in theater.
Amy has been acting all over Michigan for the last 20+ years in plays, musicals, improv, and in film and commercial television for the last 10. Her most recent stage role was Becky in Becky’s New Car for Circle Theatre. She is a professional Audiobook Narrator and Voice Talent. She earned her BA in theater at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN has extensive graduate level training, and is a member of the SAG-AFTRA union. She is also a founding member of Dog Story Theater right here in Grand Rapids.
is thrilled to return to Actors’ Theatre stage. He was last seen on stage as Tom in last season’s Grace, following a long hiatus since high school. He also scratches his theatre itch through co-directing productions at Thornapple Kellogg High School, where he teaches Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys playing board and card games and watching excellent television.
is making his first appearance with Actors’ Theatre and he has loved every minute. Earlier this year he played several characters in the GRCC Players production of Somewhere in Between.
was previously seen at Actors’ Theatre’s in Heathers: The Musical. Maddy has also played roles including “Judy” in Perfect Wedding at Circle Theatre (Grand Award Winner), GRCC’s “Isabella Orsisni”, A Sleeping Country (Grand Award Nominee); “Clara Makin” The Hatpin (Grand Award Winner); "Jill" Open Door; Magic Circle Theatre’s "Huldra" A Sleeping Beauty: Somewhere In Time; Dog Story Theater's "Clamene/Norris" Exit of Mr. Behn; "Adela" Bernarda Alba, and in Jewish Theater's The Triangle Factory Fire Project as 'Ethel/Ida/etc.'.