09 May
"Making God Laugh" - by Sean Grennan - Georgetown Theatre Workshop (Byfield, MA.)

Georgetown Theatre Workshop

Presents Sean Grennan's


Written by Sean Grennan

Directed by Matthew Lundergan

Cast Includes: Angela Courtney Rossi, Mark Rolli, Casey Preston, Rebecca Greene, and Tommy Mastrangelo.


May 11, 2024 through May 19, 2024

(Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central Street, Byfield, MA.


For tickets and more information, visit www.gtowntheatre.org 


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What happens when cherished traditions intersect with the unpredictable journey of family life? 

Join Ruthie, Bill, Maddie, Thomas, and Rick as they navigate the rollercoaster ride of growing up and growing older in "MAKING GOD LAUGH."

(Photo: Rebecca Greene and Angela Courtney Rossi in a scene from  Sean Grennon's "MAKING GOD LAUGH" presented by Georgetown Theatre Workshop in Byfield, MA. now playing through May 19, 2024. Photo Courtesy Georgetown Theatre Workshop)

Set against the backdrop of holiday dinners, this family portrait spans four decades, highlighting the conflicts, chaos, and connections that define our relationships. 

"MAKING GOD LAUGH" follows one typical American family over thirty years' worth of holidays.

Georgetown Theatre Workshop (GTW) President Mary-Liz Murray expressed her enthusiasm for the production, stating, "We're incredibly proud of 'MAKING GOD LAUGH.' It's a touching play that resonates with audiences because it reflects real-life experiences. We are so grateful to everyone who has supported GTW this season, and we can't wait to share this final production with both new and familiar faces."

Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill's grown children—a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star—all return home, revealing their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. 

(Photo: The CAST of Sean Grennon's "MAKING GOD LAUGH" presented by Georgetown Theatre Workshop in Byfield, MA. now playing through May 19, 2024. Photo Courtesy Georgetown Theatre Workshop) 

The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes as old family rituals are revisited and ancient tensions flare up. 

As time passes, the family discovers that, despite their intentions, they often arrive at unexpected destinations.


The mission of the GEORGETOWN THEATRE WORKSHOP is to introduce people to live stage performance. Current and past programming includes presenting plays, and holding seminars and educational programs for the public. The public is always welcome to attend. GEORGETOWN THEATRE WORKSHOP is dedicated to bringing engaging, thought-provoking productions to the community. With a focus on artistic excellence and community enrichment, GEORGETOWN THEATRE WORKSHOP strives to create memorable experiences for audiences of all ages. Proudly supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Georgetown Cultural Council, Newbury Cultural Council and other local sponsors.