Making God Laugh

By: Sean Grennan

DIRECTED BY: Bethany Oliver*

Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. 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.

Recommended for: Ages 13+ due to language (infrequent). (Why did it get this rating?)

Dates: December 7-16, 2018.
Location: Belfry Playhouse (downstairs at Norcross Presbyterian Church
3324 Medlock Bridge Rd
Norcross GA

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Ruthie: Linda Place
Bill: Steven Miller
Richard: D Norris*
Maddie: Blair Sanders
Thomas: Sean Turner






Creative Team

Playwright: Sean Grennan^
Producer: Andrea Hermitt & Chitra Sampath
Director: Bethany Oliver*
Assistant Director: Robbie Summerour+
Stage Manager: Nyssa Coffman+
Set Design: Becca Parker*
Costume Design: Meredith Jones
Hair/Makeup Design: Jordan Hermitt*
Lighting Design: Becca Parker*
Lighting Technician: Patrick Bing
Sound Design: Bethany Oliver*
Sound Technician: Robbie Summerour
Properties: LaDonna Allison
Program/Publicity: Meredith Jones
House Manager:
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*Indicates current or previous LAT Pro Company member
+Indicates member of LAT Intensive Program
^LAT Debut