Rice’s Boniuk Institute presents ‘The God Box’ Sept. 13


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Jeff Falk

Rice’s Boniuk Institute presents ‘The God Box’ Sept. 13

HOUSTON – (Sept. 3, 2014) – Rice University’s Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance will present “The God Box,” an award-winning one-woman play about the struggle to find faith in a multifaith world, Sept. 13.

When her daughter dies, Gloria Adelman discovers the unthinkable – her daughter wasn’t a practicing Jew. Amid Buddhas and bibles, Gloria searches for her daughter’s true faith to give her the right funeral. “The God Box” is a hilarious and poignant tale of how faith is passed on, and what happens when it isn’t, according to event organizers.

Who: “The God Box” is written and performed by Antonia Lassar and directed by Nikki DiLoreto.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 13.

Where: First Christian Church of Houston, 1601 Sunset Blvd.

The event is free and open to the public; however, an RSVP is required at https://riceuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2o8f7qe7g2nOG1L.

The Boniuk Institute was founded in 2013 with a gift from Houston philanthropists Dr. Milton and Laurie Boniuk. It is an expansion of the Boniuk Center that was created at Rice in 2004 with a gift from the Boniuks. The Boniuk Center was dedicated to nurturing tolerance among people of all and no faiths, especially youth, and to studying the conditions in which tolerance and intolerance flourish. The Boniuk Institute’s expanded mission focuses on research, education and community engagement.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.


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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.