February 20-March 9, 2014

 

 

You can go home again, but is it a good idea?

"Making God Laugh" is a touching and heartwarming family comedy that takes place in four holiday scenes at a family home, each ten years apart.  Scene one is Thanksgiving, 1980.  The next scene is Christmas, 1990, followed by New Year's Eve, 2000 and finally, a family gathering for Easter in 2010.  We begin with two middle-aged parents and three children in their twenties who have gathered at the family home for the holidays.  Old family rituals are observed, dubious recipes trotted out and old tensions are resurrected.  By the show's end the children have grown into middle-age and no one's life has quite gone according to plan.  As Woody Allen said, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."

 

 

The play features Matt Baum, Ellen McQueen, Benjamin Mitchell, Frank Roberts & Tania Yegelwel.