Making God Laugh


Making God Laugh is a River City Community Players production in cooperation with Chamberlayne Actors Theatre.  It is an Acts of Faith Theatre Festival Fringe presentation.


Making God Laugh follows one typical 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. Proverbs 16:9 - "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." Proverbs 19:21 - "Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand." Or as Ruthie reads from Reader's Digest, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.


To order tickets for Making God Laugh, with performances February 28 through March 8 at Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, please visit the River City Community Players website.