When her daughter dies, Gloria Adelman discovers the unthinkable—that her daughter wasn’t a practicing Jew! Amid Buddhas and Bibles, Gloria searches for clues to her daughter’s religious beliefs in order to give her an appropriate funeral. GOD BOX is a hilarious and poignant tale of how faith is passed on, and what happens when it isn’t. Theater in the Now calls GOD BOX “a triumph of a solo piece. Antonia Lassar makes you smile and think about life, spirituality, and internal happiness.”
CHRISTINE HAMEL* has appeared at New Rep in Ideation, Brecht on Brecht, Broken Glass, On the Verge, Ragtime, and Sweeney Todd, directing God Box, and dialect/voice coaching many productions, including Golda’s Balcony, Tongue of a Bird, Camelot, The Elephant Man, Amadeus, Holiday Memories, and The Kite Runner. Recent area credits include The Women Who Mapped the Stars (workshop, Poets’ Theatre); Tongue Tied Tight, and Delivered (workshop, Huntington Theatre Company); A Disappearing Number (Underground Railway Theater); The Penelopiad (Boston University School of Theatre); Season’s Greetings and Our Town (Wellesley Repertory Theatre); and The Glass Menagerie (Boston Center for American Performance). Regionally, she performed the role of Emma Darwin in Trumpery (Olney Theatre Center). Ms. Hamel is an Assistant Professor of Voice/Speech and Acting at Boston University. She is a Designated Linklater Voice teacher, and holds a Teaching Certificate in the Michael Chekhov acting technique. She currently resides in Arlington.
*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States