September 4 to September 15, 2017.
Theater for the New City (Cabaret Theater), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017.
September 4 at 9:00 PM, September 7 at 9:00 PM, September 11 at 6:30 PM, September 15 at 9:00 PM.
Tickets $15. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org
Running Time: 50 minutes. Critics are invited to all performances.
NEW YORK, August 7 — “God in a Box” is a one act play written, directed and performed by Craig Silver, on a man agonizing over his love/hate relationship for God. Silver plays a man contemplating what to do with God when the deity has been captured and put into a box in front of him. Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival will present the piece’s American premiere September 4 to 15.
A black cardboard box, where God is imprisoned, will be visible at the center of the stage. Silver’s soliloquy erupts with active physicality as he channels aggression toward the box, indicting God for His offenses against humanity. Silver also acknowledges first his appreciation and then his love for the Divinity. After he tires of criticizing God’s crimes and cruelties, curiosity engulfs Silver. He breaks open the box and much to his surprise, finds a do-it-yourself God kit consisting of a white beard, robe and sceptre. Silver concludes that God helps those who help themselves and goes into a happy dance accompanied by the song “Get Happy.”
“God in a Box” was previously presented at the VIA Festival in Paris.