"Making God Laugh is a gem of comic relief ...this new heartwarming comedy has everything going for it. Making God Laugh has a dramatic and honest story of real people layered with a hoot of hilarity, yet the show is so meaningful that one has tears of joy by show’s end."
"My wish came true. I wanted to sit back and experience a stage play that had something to say about life, my life and made me laugh. And, significantly, I wanted to be entertained. To accomplish that, I require a skilled presentation by the actors, the playwright and everyone behind the scenes. I got it all last Saturday night ...And delightfully so."
"The most outrageously funny and dysfunctional family to ever appear on a Kansas City stage is at the American Heartland Theatre in, 'Making God Laugh.' The new comedy written by Sean Grennan is a powerful moving story that makes
you cry from laughing so much in the beginning, to making you cry because it touches your heart in the end."
"Grennan proves himself to be a master of the back-and-forth of dialogue. Funny things are said by funny people. Spiteful words stick in loved ones like darts shot from a blowgun... With an all-star cast performing a hot new script, Making God Laugh is a delightful, at times poignant, dramedy. This is a story of life’s changes of direction, the role reversals of parents and children, the primacy of the reality of now versus the memories of the past and the predictions of the future, and the importance of a family breaking bread together."
"Grennan has written an astonishingly real script that contains elements theater goers will recognize from their own family lives. We laugh with these people, not at them – oh, how we laugh – we cheer for their triumphs and ache for their defeats."
"Remember William Shakespeare’s 'All the World’s a Stage'? It’s more than a catchy line. It’s playwright Grennan’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s stages of humankind, applied to this family."
"Sean Grennan shouldn't be too worried when he fears audiences think his new stage comedy about the ups and downs of family is entirely based on his own family. After watching his wonderful and thoughtfully funny Making God Laugh... I think most audiences will agree there's a little bit of his 'created' family in every set of relatives."
"Sean Grennan’s Making God Laugh is a touchingly heartwarming family comedy that is so well cast and so well performed that we do actually believe we are witnessing an actual family saga."
WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller previews The Stage Company's
Making God Laugh
with Director Craig Hinde and cast member Rita Pearce.
"Sean Grennan's Making God Laugh is a little miracle. With as much humor as empathy, he's able to put one family front and center and still make you see your own family right through them. That's no small achievement. It's so warm and hilarious, it may make you wish your family dinners were a quarter as entertaining."
"Making God Laugh is that rare play that manages to be absolutely genuine, deeply moving and unbelievably funny all at once. A portrait of a family over a thirty-year span that is as hilarious and sad, as challenging and hopeful, as life itself. Sean Grennan has written a beautiful, honest - and very, very funny - play."
"Finally a play that nails that all-American holiday: Thanksgiving! I giggled all through, except when I was guffawing. I haven't laughed this hard since 'Over the Tavern!' Hilarious!"