Downtown Aurora’s Copley Theater to Host Adult-Themed Puppet Show
April 12, 2022 10:27AM CDT
Everybody loves puppets! Even puppets that may or may not be possessed by Satan. Right?!
Avenue Q meets Little Shop of Horrors in Hand to God, the Tony-nominated, darkly humorous horror shocker, puppets included, running May 25 – July 10, 2022, at the new Copley Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., right across the street from Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora.
The second play in Paramount’s new BOLD Series, which aims to bring fearless, thought-provoking and unexpected new forms of live theater to downtown Aurora.
The Copley Theatre, a sleek, state-of-the-art, 165-seat theater with a modern new lobby bar, reopened in March as downtown Aurora’s newest live theater space following a two-year, $2 million, top-to-bottom renovation.
Since then, the Copley has been welcoming new audiences with a critically acclaimed staging of Lynn Nottage’s working class drama, Sweat, Paramount’s inaugural BOLD Series opener.
Sock it to me: Behind-the scenes of Paramount’s BOLD Series production, Hand to God
A small church ministry therapy group in Texas is the unlikely setting for Hand to God, a darkly humorous horror shocker guaranteed to leave your sides sore from laughter and your face soaked in tears. Brilliantly written by Richard Askins, Hand to God creates a funny, striking and poignant exploration of the deeply human journey of loss and the demons (both mythical and subliminal) that accompany the voyage. If God works in mysterious ways, wait until you see what Satan has up his, or at the end of your, sleeve.
Here’s a scene from when it was on Boradway a few years ago. Careful…some salty language ahead!