Making God Laugh stars include Sylvia Swift (back left) as Ruth

Making God Laugh stars include Sylvia Swift (back left) as Ruth

Studio Theatre’s Making God Laugh starts Wednesday

The Studio Theatre’s production of Making God Laugh by Sean Grennan begins a two week run next Wednesday.

The Studio Theatre’s production of Making God Laugh by Sean Grennan begins a two week run Wednesday.

Directed by Chris Armstrong, Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of 30 years’ worth of holidays.

The cast includes Sylvia Swift as Ruth, Jamie Bourdon as Maddie, Mark Berezan as Bill, Shane Tollefson as Richard and Dan Patterson as Tom.

Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where they share 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 they may have in mind, they often arrive at unexpected destinations.

The play is on stage at the Studio Theatre each evening Jan. 20 to 23 and Jan. 27 to 30.

Tickets are available at The Open Book, Aboutface Photography, and Kit and Kaboodle.