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“Hand to God,” a Comedy

Lovers of madcap comedy should come to Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills to see the outrageous Broadway play “Hand to God,” February 23-March 4, and stay at the nearby and affordable Motel 6 Chicago Hotel at

In the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas, Margery is a widow whose husband has recently died. To keep her occupied, her minister, Pastor Greg, has asked her to run the puppet club. (Fundamentalist Christian congregations often use puppets to teach children how to follow the Bible and avoid Satan.) The teenage members of the club are her son Jason; Jessica, the girl next door that Jason has a crush on; and Timmy, the neighborhood troublemaker whose mother is attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at the church.

Pastor Greg wants the puppet club to put on a performance at the church next Sunday. The characters become sexually attracted to each other. Jason’s hand puppet, Tyrone, takes on a life of his own, announces that he is Satan, leads them into sin, and expresses secrets that the characters would rather have left unacknowledged. “Hand to God” is not for younger or more sensitive audiences.

The Dorothy Menker Theatre at Moraine Valley Community College is located at 9000 West College Parkway in Palos Hills. For tickets and times, go online to and follow the prompts.

The Motel 6 Chicago Hotel in Tinley Park, just minutes away from the Tri-State Tollway and the Moraine Valley Community College’s production of “Hand to God,” features very affordable room rates, including special AAA and AARP discounts. Enjoy the free breakfast and fitness room. Free parking. Call the property direct at 708-371-5600.