In this engaging one woman, one act play based on her New York Times bestselling book, Mary Lou explores the laughter and tears of the story of a family in love, in loss and in triumph. “The God Box: A Daughter’s Story,” performed by Mary Lou and co-written with director Martha Wollner of New York City’s critically acclaimed LAByrinth Theater Company, runs 70 minutes.
The production features the work of some of New York theater’s best and brightest sound, lighting and visual designers. The play travels the country to raise dollars for charities related to health, family and community causes.
Mary Lou Quinlan is a marketer, author, actress, speaker and advocate for women. From advertising director at Avon to CEO of ad agency NWAyer to successful entrepreneur and now creative force, Mary Lou is a master of reinvention. Her marketing company, Just Ask a Woman has advised over 100 blue chip brands, such as Wells Fargo, American Express, Estee Lauder, GlaxoSmithKline and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Mary Lou is the author of What She’s Not Telling You, Time Off for Good Behavior, and Just Ask a Woman. Her latest book The God Box became a New York Times bestseller in just three weeks. With publication rights bought in Brazil, China, Spain, Korea, the UK, Australia and South Africa, The God Box Project is fast becoming a global movement.
She’s written inspirational features for Real Simple, O, the Oprah magazine, and MORE. She’s appeared as a correspondent on The CBS EARLY Show and many news shows as well as a judge on the premiere season of the ABC series “American Inventor” among many media appearances, including The New York Times, Wall St. Journal, PARADE, PEOPLE and USA TODAY. She has keynoted hundreds of conferences around the world. Mary Lou is Jesuit-educated with an MBA from Fordham University and an Honorary Doctorate in Communications from her alma mater, Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She lives in NYC with her husband Joe and dog Rocky.
10/16 at 7pm
Talkback/workshop with Mary Lou and Martha Wollner (director of The God Box) to follow performance.