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Hand to God Thursday, March 2 Today Hand to God 8–10:15pm
 

Hand to God

8:00PM $30

A puppet made from a grey sock, some fake red fur, and a bit of felt might not seem the stuff of evil, but meet Tyrone. This hilariously foul-mouthed puppet from Hell was the toast of Broadway last season as he took over the left hand of a hapless teenager and waged a reign of delightfully blasphemous terror among a group of young people planning a puppet show in a church basement in Texas. Now, Tyrone will make his regional debut in Columbus in this Tony-nominated comedy by Robert Askins.
  “Puppet practice combines with brilliant acting, direction and design for a nearly perfect production of “Hand to God” at the Short North Stage”—Columbus Dispatch
  “Hand to God is a show that will make an audience laugh until the walls creak and like all the best comedies has a core of poignancy. It’s hard to imagine a production of this provocative, intense play better than the one we’re lucky enough to have at Short North Stage. Whether you see a show a week or haven’t seen a play in five years, see this.”—Columbus Underground
“At once a grizzly thriller, a crazily hilarious puppet drama with nods to “Avenue Q” and a moving exploration of a young, churchgoing adult crying out for help, this piece is a horror shocker, good date-night fun for college kids, and a deeply compassionate work of theater about ordinary Americans struggling with loss and trying to find their way in the spiritual dark,”—Chicago Tribune.
“So ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing”—New York Daily News.

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Hand to God Friday, March 3 Today Hand to God 8–10:15pm
 

Hand to God

8:00PM $30

A puppet made from a grey sock, some fake red fur, and a bit of felt might not seem the stuff of evil, but meet Tyrone. This hilariously foul-mouthed puppet from Hell was the toast of Broadway last season as he took over the left hand of a hapless teenager and waged a reign of delightfully blasphemous terror among a group of young people planning a puppet show in a church basement in Texas. Now, Tyrone will make his regional debut in Columbus in this Tony-nominated comedy by Robert Askins.
  “Puppet practice combines with brilliant acting, direction and design for a nearly perfect production of “Hand to God” at the Short North Stage”—Columbus Dispatch
  “Hand to God is a show that will make an audience laugh until the walls creak and like all the best comedies has a core of poignancy. It’s hard to imagine a production of this provocative, intense play better than the one we’re lucky enough to have at Short North Stage. Whether you see a show a week or haven’t seen a play in five years, see this.”—Columbus Underground
“At once a grizzly thriller, a crazily hilarious puppet drama with nods to “Avenue Q” and a moving exploration of a young, churchgoing adult crying out for help, this piece is a horror shocker, good date-night fun for college kids, and a deeply compassionate work of theater about ordinary Americans struggling with loss and trying to find their way in the spiritual dark,”—Chicago Tribune.
“So ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing”—New York Daily News.

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Hand to God Saturday, March 4 Today Hand to God 3–5:15pm
 

Hand to God

3:00PM $30

A puppet made from a grey sock, some fake red fur, and a bit of felt might not seem the stuff of evil, but meet Tyrone. This hilariously foul-mouthed puppet from Hell was the toast of Broadway last season as he took over the left hand of a hapless teenager and waged a reign of delightfully blasphemous terror among a group of young people planning a puppet show in a church basement in Texas. Now, Tyrone will make his regional debut in Columbus in this Tony-nominated comedy by Robert Askins.
  “Puppet practice combines with brilliant acting, direction and design for a nearly perfect production of “Hand to God” at the Short North Stage”—Columbus Dispatch
  “Hand to God is a show that will make an audience laugh until the walls creak and like all the best comedies has a core of poignancy. It’s hard to imagine a production of this provocative, intense play better than the one we’re lucky enough to have at Short North Stage. Whether you see a show a week or haven’t seen a play in five years, see this.”—Columbus Underground
“At once a grizzly thriller, a crazily hilarious puppet drama with nods to “Avenue Q” and a moving exploration of a young, churchgoing adult crying out for help, this piece is a horror shocker, good date-night fun for college kids, and a deeply compassionate work of theater about ordinary Americans struggling with loss and trying to find their way in the spiritual dark,”—Chicago Tribune.
“So ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing”—New York Daily News.

Hand to God Saturday, March 4 Today Hand to God 8–10:15am
 

Hand to God

8:00PM $30

A puppet made from a grey sock, some fake red fur, and a bit of felt might not seem the stuff of evil, but meet Tyrone. This hilariously foul-mouthed puppet from Hell was the toast of Broadway last season as he took over the left hand of a hapless teenager and waged a reign of delightfully blasphemous terror among a group of young people planning a puppet show in a church basement in Texas. Now, Tyrone will make his regional debut in Columbus in this Tony-nominated comedy by Robert Askins.
  “Puppet practice combines with brilliant acting, direction and design for a nearly perfect production of “Hand to God” at the Short North Stage”—Columbus Dispatch
  “Hand to God is a show that will make an audience laugh until the walls creak and like all the best comedies has a core of poignancy. It’s hard to imagine a production of this provocative, intense play better than the one we’re lucky enough to have at Short North Stage. Whether you see a show a week or haven’t seen a play in five years, see this.”—Columbus Underground
“At once a grizzly thriller, a crazily hilarious puppet drama with nods to “Avenue Q” and a moving exploration of a young, churchgoing adult crying out for help, this piece is a horror shocker, good date-night fun for college kids, and a deeply compassionate work of theater about ordinary Americans struggling with loss and trying to find their way in the spiritual dark,”—Chicago Tribune.
“So ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing”—New York Daily News.

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Hand to God Sunday, March 5 Today Hand to God 3–5:15pm
 

Hand to God

3:00PM $30

A puppet made from a grey sock, some fake red fur, and a bit of felt might not seem the stuff of evil, but meet Tyrone. This hilariously foul-mouthed puppet from Hell was the toast of Broadway last season as he took over the left hand of a hapless teenager and waged a reign of delightfully blasphemous terror among a group of young people planning a puppet show in a church basement in Texas. Now, Tyrone will make his regional debut in Columbus in this Tony-nominated comedy by Robert Askins.
  “Puppet practice combines with brilliant acting, direction and design for a nearly perfect production of “Hand to God” at the Short North Stage”—Columbus Dispatch
  “Hand to God is a show that will make an audience laugh until the walls creak and like all the best comedies has a core of poignancy. It’s hard to imagine a production of this provocative, intense play better than the one we’re lucky enough to have at Short North Stage. Whether you see a show a week or haven’t seen a play in five years, see this.”—Columbus Underground
“At once a grizzly thriller, a crazily hilarious puppet drama with nods to “Avenue Q” and a moving exploration of a young, churchgoing adult crying out for help, this piece is a horror shocker, good date-night fun for college kids, and a deeply compassionate work of theater about ordinary Americans struggling with loss and trying to find their way in the spiritual dark,”—Chicago Tribune.
“So ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing”—New York Daily News.

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The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading Thursday, March 16 Today The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading 8–10:30pm
 

The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading

8:00PM 20

  Short North Stage commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the FDA approval of AZT, the first drug that offered hope in the war against HIV-AIDS, with a staged reading of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. This searing drama of the early days of the epidemic compellingly takes us back to the horror and helplessness felt by the LGBT community in the early 1980s as they struggled to deal with this crisis and get needed attention from the public and government.
  The Normal Heart chronicles a major era in gay history—a time that many today are too young to remember.
  “Your eyes are pretty much guaranteed to start stinging before the first act is over,” wrote reviewer Ben Brantley in the New York Times, “and by the play’s end even people who think they have no patience for polemical theater may find their resistance has melted into tears. No, make that sobs.”
  In this time of uncertainty over health care, The Normal Heart reminds us not only of how far we’ve come, but of the danger of inaction.
  The cast for this reading includes: Todd Covert as Ned Weeks, John Stefano as Ben Weeks, Rob Philpott as Felix Turner, Robert Stimmel as Bruce Niles, Nick Hardin as Tommy Boatwright, Doug Joseph as Mickey Marcus, Johnny Robison as Craig Donner and Grady, Susan Gellman as Dr. Emma Brookner, and James Harper as Hiram Keebler.
  To mark this anniversary Equitas Health will sponsor talk-backs after the March 16 and 17 performances. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation will present a reception and talk on the advances in pharmaceutical treatments since AZT between the March 19 matinee and evening performances.

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The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading Friday, March 17 Today The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading 8–10:30pm
 

The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading

8:00PM 20

  Short North Stage commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the FDA approval of AZT, the first drug that offered hope in the war against HIV-AIDS, with a staged reading of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. This searing drama of the early days of the epidemic compellingly takes us back to the horror and helplessness felt by the LGBT community in the early 1980s as they struggled to deal with this crisis and get needed attention from the public and government.
  The Normal Heart chronicles a major era in gay history—a time that many today are too young to remember.
  “Your eyes are pretty much guaranteed to start stinging before the first act is over,” wrote reviewer Ben Brantley in the New York Times, “and by the play’s end even people who think they have no patience for polemical theater may find their resistance has melted into tears. No, make that sobs.”
  In this time of uncertainty over health care, The Normal Heart reminds us not only of how far we’ve come, but of the danger of inaction.
  The cast for this reading includes: Todd Covert as Ned Weeks, John Stefano as Ben Weeks, Rob Philpott as Felix Turner, Robert Stimmel as Bruce Niles, Nick Hardin as Tommy Boatwright, Doug Joseph as Mickey Marcus, Johnny Robison as Craig Donner and Grady, Susan Gellman as Dr. Emma Brookner, and James Harper as Hiram Keebler.
  To mark this anniversary Equitas Health will sponsor talk-backs after the March 16 and 17 performances. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation will present a reception and talk on the advances in pharmaceutical treatments since AZT between the March 19 matinee and evening performances.

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The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading Sunday, March 19 Today The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading 2–4:30pm
 

The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading

2:00PM 20

  Short North Stage commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the FDA approval of AZT, the first drug that offered hope in the war against HIV-AIDS, with a staged reading of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. This searing drama of the early days of the epidemic compellingly takes us back to the horror and helplessness felt by the LGBT community in the early 1980s as they struggled to deal with this crisis and get needed attention from the public and government.
  The Normal Heart chronicles a major era in gay history—a time that many today are too young to remember.
  “Your eyes are pretty much guaranteed to start stinging before the first act is over,” wrote reviewer Ben Brantley in the New York Times, “and by the play’s end even people who think they have no patience for polemical theater may find their resistance has melted into tears. No, make that sobs.”
  In this time of uncertainty over health care, The Normal Heart reminds us not only of how far we’ve come, but of the danger of inaction.
  The cast for this reading includes: Todd Covert as Ned Weeks, John Stefano as Ben Weeks, Rob Philpott as Felix Turner, Robert Stimmel as Bruce Niles, Nick Hardin as Tommy Boatwright, Doug Joseph as Mickey Marcus, Johnny Robison as Craig Donner and Grady, Susan Gellman as Dr. Emma Brookner, and James Harper as Hiram Keebler.
  To mark this anniversary Equitas Health will sponsor talk-backs after the March 16 and 17 performances. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation will present a reception and talk on the advances in pharmaceutical treatments since AZT between the March 19 matinee and evening performances.

The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading Sunday, March 19 Today The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading 7–9:30pm
 

The Normal Heart—A Staged Reading

7:00PM 20

  Short North Stage commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the FDA approval of AZT, the first drug that offered hope in the war against HIV-AIDS, with a staged reading of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer. This searing drama of the early days of the epidemic compellingly takes us back to the horror and helplessness felt by the LGBT community in the early 1980s as they struggled to deal with this crisis and get needed attention from the public and government.
  The Normal Heart chronicles a major era in gay history—a time that many today are too young to remember.
  “Your eyes are pretty much guaranteed to start stinging before the first act is over,” wrote reviewer Ben Brantley in the New York Times, “and by the play’s end even people who think they have no patience for polemical theater may find their resistance has melted into tears. No, make that sobs.”
  In this time of uncertainty over health care, The Normal Heart reminds us not only of how far we’ve come, but of the danger of inaction.
  The cast for this reading includes: Todd Covert as Ned Weeks, John Stefano as Ben Weeks, Rob Philpott as Felix Turner, Robert Stimmel as Bruce Niles, Nick Hardin as Tommy Boatwright, Doug Joseph as Mickey Marcus, Johnny Robison as Craig Donner and Grady, Susan Gellman as Dr. Emma Brookner, and James Harper as Hiram Keebler.
  To mark this anniversary Equitas Health will sponsor talk-backs after the March 16 and 17 performances. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation will present a reception and talk on the advances in pharmaceutical treatments since AZT between the March 19 matinee and evening performances.

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Thursday, March 23 Today Monty Python’s Spamalot 8–10:30pm
 

Monty Python’s Spamalot

8:00PM $25-$42

Travel back to Merry Olde England and the days of King Arthur in this wacky winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this smash hit was the most requested musical in our audience survey of potential shows last year. Preposterously retelling the legend of Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, Spamalot features catchy songs, killer rabbits, hilariously lewd French soldiers, the Lady of the Lake, the silly but terrifying Knights who say “Ni” and a bevy of beautiful dancing girls. You’ll laugh till you say “Ni more.”

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Friday, March 24 Today Monty Python’s Spamalot 8–10:30pm
 

Monty Python’s Spamalot

8:00PM $25-$42

Travel back to Merry Olde England and the days of King Arthur in this wacky winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this smash hit was the most requested musical in our audience survey of potential shows last year. Preposterously retelling the legend of Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, Spamalot features catchy songs, killer rabbits, hilariously lewd French soldiers, the Lady of the Lake, the silly but terrifying Knights who say “Ni” and a bevy of beautiful dancing girls. You’ll laugh till you say “Ni more.”

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Saturday, March 25 Today Monty Python’s Spamalot 8–10:30pm
 

Monty Python’s Spamalot

8:00PM $25-$42

Travel back to Merry Olde England and the days of King Arthur in this wacky winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this smash hit was the most requested musical in our audience survey of potential shows last year. Preposterously retelling the legend of Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, Spamalot features catchy songs, killer rabbits, hilariously lewd French soldiers, the Lady of the Lake, the silly but terrifying Knights who say “Ni” and a bevy of beautiful dancing girls. You’ll laugh till you say “Ni more.”

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Sunday, March 26 Today Monty Python’s Spamalot 3–5:30pm
 

Monty Python’s Spamalot

3:00PM $25-$42

Travel back to Merry Olde England and the days of King Arthur in this wacky winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this smash hit was the most requested musical in our audience survey of potential shows last year. Preposterously retelling the legend of Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, Spamalot features catchy songs, killer rabbits, hilariously lewd French soldiers, the Lady of the Lake, the silly but terrifying Knights who say “Ni” and a bevy of beautiful dancing girls. You’ll laugh till you say “Ni more.”

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Thursday, March 30 Today Monty Python’s Spamalot 8–10:30pm
 

Monty Python’s Spamalot

8:00PM $25-$42

Travel back to Merry Olde England and the days of King Arthur in this wacky winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this smash hit was the most requested musical in our audience survey of potential shows last year. Preposterously retelling the legend of Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, Spamalot features catchy songs, killer rabbits, hilariously lewd French soldiers, the Lady of the Lake, the silly but terrifying Knights who say “Ni” and a bevy of beautiful dancing girls. You’ll laugh till you say “Ni more.”

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Friday, March 31 Today Monty Python’s Spamalot 8–10pm
 

Monty Python’s Spamalot

8:00PM $25-$42

Travel back to Merry Olde England and the days of King Arthur in this wacky winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this smash hit was the most requested musical in our audience survey of potential shows last year. Preposterously retelling the legend of Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, Spamalot features catchy songs, killer rabbits, hilariously lewd French soldiers, the Lady of the Lake, the silly but terrifying Knights who say “Ni” and a bevy of beautiful dancing girls. You’ll laugh till you say “Ni more.”

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Saturday, April 1 Today Monty Python’s Spamalot 8–10:30pm
 

Monty Python’s Spamalot

8:00AM $25-$42

Travel back to Merry Olde England and the days of King Arthur in this wacky winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this smash hit was the most requested musical in our audience survey of potential shows last year. Preposterously retelling the legend of Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, Spamalot features catchy songs, killer rabbits, hilariously lewd French soldiers, the Lady of the Lake, the silly but terrifying Knights who say “Ni” and a bevy of beautiful dancing girls. You’ll laugh till you say “Ni more.”

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Monty Python’s Spamalot Sunday, April 2 Today Monty Python’s Spamalot 3–5:30pm
 

Monty Python’s Spamalot

3:00PM $25-$42

Travel back to Merry Olde England and the days of King Arthur in this wacky winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this smash hit was the most requested musical in our audience survey of potential shows last year. Preposterously retelling the legend of Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, Spamalot features catchy songs, killer rabbits, hilariously lewd French soldiers, the Lady of the Lake, the silly but terrifying Knights who say “Ni” and a bevy of beautiful dancing girls. You’ll laugh till you say “Ni more.”