Jason Thompson and Kristin Ulsund star in Port Angeles Community Players’ show “Making God Laugh.” Photo by Kate Carter

Jason Thompson and Kristin Ulsund star in Port Angeles Community Players’ show “Making God Laugh.” Photo by Kate Carter

PA Players’ present holiday show ‘Making God Laugh’


Woody Allen’s quote, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans” serves as inspiration for the Port Angeles Community Players latest show “Making God Laugh” by Sean Grennan.

The audience is let in on the dynamics of a family through 30 years of family gatherings as we meet domineering matriarch Ruthie (Cheryl Dawn Koenig), patient father Bill (Pete Christensen), and siblings – former high school football star Richard (Jonas Brown), aspiring actress Maddie (Kristin Ulsund) and priest-in-training Thomas (Jason Thompson).

“This is a very different type of holiday play than you are used to,” says play director Barbara Frederick. “It’s funny, touching and poignant, but it can also be quite dramatic and sometimes very real.”

As the siblings age their plans take different turns, Frederick said, and as the parents age the family dynamic changes as well with an abundance of humor, a bit of dysfunction, sibling rivalry, inside jokes, and more.

The play continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2, 8-9; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 and 10, at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., which is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and are available at the show’s door, at Brocante Antiques, 105 W. First St., in Port Angeles, or at www.PACommunityPlayers.com. The show is recommended for children 12 and up.

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