Making God Laugh

By Sean Brennan

MAKING GOD LAUGH follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting at Thanksgiving in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children – a priest, an aspiring actress and a former football star – all return home. As the audience learns of plans and dreams, the plot unfolds to share the next 30 years of life moments, while fast-forwarding to Christmas 1990 and then New Year's Eve 2000 before concluding with a present-time Easter. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.

Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit

Performances: September 28 - October 7, 2017

Performance Times:
September 28, 29, and 30 and October 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Also 3 p.m. matinees on September 30 & October 1 and 7

Ticket Prices: $10 adults; $8 students and seniors 60+

Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.

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Beloit Civic Theatre is desperately in need of a young man to play Thomas in the current production of Making God Laugh.

262-325-1455 is the director's (Patricia Moran Collins) cell phone.