** REGIONAL PREMIERE **
For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is HANDS ON A HARDBODY, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.
A musical inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S.R. Bindler, produced by Kevin Morris and Bindler.
DC Metro Theater Arts Review
“Keegan Theater, renowned for its slam-dunk productions of well-known musicals such as Chicago, Hair, and American Idiot, now delivers the goods with one more out of the way… and it’s a winner. Hands on a Hardbody is a hoedown of heart and humor and a shindig of lifted spirits.”
DC Theatre Scene Review
“It’s a pleasure to get to know each contestant briefly during Hands on a Hardbody….Keegan audiences will undoubtedly “feel the joy” as they’re swept up into the trying but ultimately uplifting life stories of Hands on a Hardbody’s hearty competitors.”
Broadway World Review
“While short-lived on Broadway, Keegan Theatre’s regional premiere of Hands on a Hardbody, directed by Elena Velasco and Mark A. Rhea, proves this musical is on its way to becoming a cult classic. … Keegan Theatre’s Hands on a Hardbody is a contest worth watching.”
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