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That’s pretty much the climax of Hand to God, a belly-achingly hilarious satire about religion, morality, and hypocrisy playing now through April 30 at Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre on Broad Street.

East Texas playwright Robert Askins’ Tony-nominated 2015 Broadway hit uses a delightfully demented mélange of live actors and puppets to mount a frontal, take-no-prisoners assault on Middle America.

In its gentle fashion, the play slaps away any notion that we’ve solved our race problems. Some of you have even followed through with subscriptions, which is especially gratifying.

It teaches us what these two lives -- hardworking, believing, forward-looking -- were like. Our role as an independent, fact-based news organization has never been clearer.

"This is an opportunity to do some serious work that maybe has a bigger impact on the community and reaches into topics not often covered in summer theater," she said. as well as to do serious work and reflect the voices of American artists. But my first marching order is to listen and learn." with extremely limited means.