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.
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 scepter.