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hands on a hard body


In this all-American musical, ten hard-luck Texans, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. Days pass under a scorching sun as a diverse cross-section of a small town community reveal their stories and their own visions of the American Dream. Hands on a Hard Body is based on true events and a 1997 documentary of the same name. The New York Times said, “You can hear America singing,” in the show’s country-rock melodies and soulful lyrics.

Directed by Don Brewer. Musical direction by Sarah de Tute.

​Book by Doug Wright. Lyrics by Amanda Green. Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green.


Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 2018 at  8 p.m.​

For ticket information email or call 248-370-2030

$20 general, $12 students and 10 a.m. matinee

Facebook event link: OU's Hands on a Hardbody (musical)

Varner Studio Theatre on the campus of Oakland University

371 Varner Drive, Rochester, MI 48309